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Police prepare for Brighton Labour Party conference

Police are preparing for terrorist strikes and strikes and civil emergencies at a city centre hotel today as £6 million plans for security at the Labour Party Conference enter their final stages.

About 80 key players are talking through the possible scenarios for this September’s event at a meeting at the Grand Hotel, Brighton.

The ‘table-top’ meeting includes representatives from the Labour Party, Sussex Police, Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, security firm G4S and other businesses and venues taking part in the events.

They are talking through the possible circumstances at the presitigious political setpiece, which is expected to bring £10 million into the city’s economy.

Superintendent Grenville Wilson, who is co-ordinating the planning for the operation, said: “The multi-agency table-top exercise is part of a programme of exercises that will ensure we are match fit to deal with any event, including terrorism or civil emergencies.

“All the emergency services and key authorities have a part to play in our plans and together we will be ready when the conference starts in 100 days.

“The emphasis is on being prepared and keeping people safe.”

Representatives from Greater Manchester Police are observing the table-top exercise in preparation for hosting the Conservative Party the week after the conference in Brighton.

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8:54am Wed 17 Jun 09

thensx says...

Oh, great. So the fascist bully-boys are coming to close our town down again so that the scum who command only 15% of the national vote can have a nice time.

Oh, great. So the fascist bully-boys are coming to close our town down again so that the scum who command only 15% of the national vote can have a nice time. thensx
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9:05am Wed 17 Jun 09

Wivvy Dave says...

The Police the Army even the Trumpton Fire Brigade can not protect Gordon and his mates from the most lethal thing they face now - the Ballot Paper.

Save the money, let them fend for themselves - if they are as good as Gordon says then they have nothing to fear from anyone in the first place.
The Police the Army even the Trumpton Fire Brigade can not protect Gordon and his mates from the most lethal thing they face now - the Ballot Paper. Save the money, let them fend for themselves - if they are as good as Gordon says then they have nothing to fear from anyone in the first place. Wivvy Dave
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10:30am Wed 17 Jun 09

Keith Standring says...

Since ZaNuLiebour has singularly failed to condemn the violence of the UAF thugs and since silence implies assent, they won't mind if they are subjected to violent protest. In which case, why involve big police resources paid for from the public purse?
Since ZaNuLiebour has singularly failed to condemn the violence of the UAF thugs and since silence implies assent, they won't mind if they are subjected to violent protest. In which case, why involve big police resources paid for from the public purse? Keith Standring
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10:34am Wed 17 Jun 09

Totally Provincial says...

Shame that The Argus's journalists can't actually fulfil their duty to INFORM and tell us the actual dates of a conference that will disrupt the lives of everyone who lives and works in Brighton & Hove for at least a week...
Shame that The Argus's journalists can't actually fulfil their duty to INFORM and tell us the actual dates of a conference that will disrupt the lives of everyone who lives and works in Brighton & Hove for at least a week... Totally Provincial
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11:17am Wed 17 Jun 09

bibble says...

Superintendent Grenville Wilson has been on a buzzword training couse: multi-agency, table-top,programme of exercises, match fit.

Isn't it wonderful, that in this so-called free country, that the thugs (I mean police) have to protect the politicians from the public.
Superintendent Grenville Wilson has been on a buzzword training couse: multi-agency, table-top,programme of exercises, match fit. Isn't it wonderful, that in this so-called free country, that the thugs (I mean police) have to protect the politicians from the public. bibble
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11:57am Wed 17 Jun 09

SteveHove says...

We should stop the conferences coming here ... They cost us more money than they bring in to the city and inconvenience everybody who needs to get around the city, park or do shopping etc.
Why don’t they hold all the conferences in 1 place??? They could do 1 conference after the other then there is a lot less expense in making the place secure and this could be held at a place where they will not disturb as many people. Another case of the politicians wasting our money
We should stop the conferences coming here ... They cost us more money than they bring in to the city and inconvenience everybody who needs to get around the city, park or do shopping etc. Why don’t they hold all the conferences in 1 place??? They could do 1 conference after the other then there is a lot less expense in making the place secure and this could be held at a place where they will not disturb as many people. Another case of the politicians wasting our money SteveHove
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12:37pm Wed 17 Jun 09

PB says...

If it's not illegal by now, it will be worth watching the police check points stopping cars. I assume that the police are stopping drivers fitting a suspected terrorist profile. Last time, I watched for about an hour. All the drivers were a similar type. So why, at conference time, don't the police round up, and detain, all the young, blonde women in the area?
If it's not illegal by now, it will be worth watching the police check points stopping cars. I assume that the police are stopping drivers fitting a suspected terrorist profile. Last time, I watched for about an hour. All the drivers were a similar type. So why, at conference time, don't the police round up, and detain, all the young, blonde women in the area? PB
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1:18pm Wed 17 Jun 09

bibble says...

PB wrote:
If it's not illegal by now, it will be worth watching the police check points stopping cars. I assume that the police are stopping drivers fitting a suspected terrorist profile. Last time, I watched for about an hour. All the drivers were a similar type. So why, at conference time, don't the police round up, and detain, all the young, blonde women in the area?
Ha ha! Yes, the police treat everyone as a terrorist or potential terrorist these days. The hundreds of thousands of section 44 stops in London had a failure rate of over 99%. It doesn't say much for the police methods.
[quote][p][bold]PB[/bold] wrote: If it's not illegal by now, it will be worth watching the police check points stopping cars. I assume that the police are stopping drivers fitting a suspected terrorist profile. Last time, I watched for about an hour. All the drivers were a similar type. So why, at conference time, don't the police round up, and detain, all the young, blonde women in the area?[/p][/quote]Ha ha! Yes, the police treat everyone as a terrorist or potential terrorist these days. The hundreds of thousands of section 44 stops in London had a failure rate of over 99%. It doesn't say much for the police methods. bibble
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3:24pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Joeinbrighton says...

Totally Provincial wrote:
Shame that The Argus's journalists can't actually fulfil their duty to INFORM and tell us the actual dates of a conference that will disrupt the lives of everyone who lives and works in Brighton & Hove for at least a week...
Well, Grenville Wilson when quoted in the article above says that the conference will be starting in exactly 100 days from now.

By my maths, I make that 25 September, which sounds about right, except that the 25th is a Thursday which is normally when conferences finish.

I expect it will start on the Sunday or Monday, so either 21st or 22nd September.
[quote][p][bold]Totally Provincial[/bold] wrote: Shame that The Argus's journalists can't actually fulfil their duty to INFORM and tell us the actual dates of a conference that will disrupt the lives of everyone who lives and works in Brighton & Hove for at least a week...[/p][/quote]Well, Grenville Wilson when quoted in the article above says that the conference will be starting in exactly 100 days from now. By my maths, I make that 25 September, which sounds about right, except that the 25th is a Thursday which is normally when conferences finish. I expect it will start on the Sunday or Monday, so either 21st or 22nd September. Joeinbrighton
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9:15pm Wed 17 Jun 09

thensx says...

There ought to be a local referendum on whether we want these people in our town. I'm sure that the owners of the Grand will be in favour but I can't see anyone else sharing their opinion. Oh and let me guess, the raodworks in the town which blight everyone's lives for most of the summer months will be suspended while the parasitic scum and their fascist enforcers are here.

Here's a question, would anyone really care if a few expense-fiddling MPS got caught up in some direct action? Really? Anyone?
There ought to be a local referendum on whether we want these people in our town. I'm sure that the owners of the Grand will be in favour but I can't see anyone else sharing their opinion. Oh and let me guess, the raodworks in the town which blight everyone's lives for most of the summer months will be suspended while the parasitic scum and their fascist enforcers are here. Here's a question, would anyone really care if a few expense-fiddling MPS got caught up in some direct action? Really? Anyone? thensx
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2:23am Thu 18 Jun 09

chris elmes says...

Nu-Liebour will (in my opinion)give orders(orders which must be obeyed)to their "black guard" otherwise known as the police. the police will be ordered to deal violently with any terrorist threat or disruptive elements ie Englishmen and anyone else they feel like battering/tormenting
/inconveniencing ect. Says it all really.
Nu-Liebour will (in my opinion)give orders(orders which must be obeyed)to their "black guard" otherwise known as the police. the police will be ordered to deal violently with any terrorist threat or disruptive elements ie Englishmen and anyone else they feel like battering/tormenting /inconveniencing ect. Says it all really. chris elmes
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6:34pm Thu 18 Jun 09

smashlabour says...

why should we put up with these parasites coming to Brighton?
they disrupt our city centre beyond tolerence. our utterly corrupt criminal goverment do not deserve a platform in Brighton and we should stop them coming here by creating a action group to stop them.
look at the release of the expenses list !!! criminally blocked out masses of stolen money from our taxes. smash the goverment smash parliment and smash new labour.
why should we put up with these parasites coming to Brighton? they disrupt our city centre beyond tolerence. our utterly corrupt criminal goverment do not deserve a platform in Brighton and we should stop them coming here by creating a action group to stop them. look at the release of the expenses list !!! criminally blocked out masses of stolen money from our taxes. smash the goverment smash parliment and smash new labour. smashlabour
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