British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told the Sunday Telegraph that “what happened in Paris and Brussels could easily happen in London.”
Speaking in an interview, Fallon said the threat from Islamic State “is as potent here as it was real in Paris and Brussels.”
Fallon said the security services have prevented at least half a dozen viable terror plots in recent months.
“I can’t go into detail of the individual plots that have been foiled,” he said. “The threat from ISIL is as potent here as it was real in Paris and Brussels. It could be London, it could be Manchester, it could be Glasgow.”
He said Islamic State are not making demands and so can’t be negotiated with. “You can only deal with them by force.”