As MI5 says threat from Isis is growing, our ability to debate it is being suppressed

The head of MI5 has warned that Isis has attempted six "mass casualty" terror attacks in the past year and will continue to plan more.

Andrew Parker, the Director General of the Security Service, has claimed that the threat to Britain is now higher than at any point in his 32-year career.

It may not yet have reached the high water mark and, despite the successes we have had, we can never be confident of stopping everything.

We are seeing plots against the UK directed by terrorists in Syria; enabled through contacts with terrorists in Syria; and inspired online by [Isis'] sophisticated exploitation of technology.

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