The head of MI5 has warned of a dramatic increase in the terrorist threat. Dire warnings of thousands of Al-quaiada recruits and the use of youngsters. At the same time it appears that the government are about to resurrect their plans to increase the length of time suspected terrorists can be held without charge. This despite UK having one of the longest detention timees in the civilised world and the police admitting there have been no cases where they would have used extended detention. Just a coincidence or are the intelligence services being used by a cynical government again?