Phil Campion demanded immediate action to keep dangerous terrorists “off the streets” and identify potential threats to Britain after seven people were killed and 48 more injured after a deadly van and knife attack by three terrorists on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday.
The former SAS man, speaking on Sky News, said “enough is enough”, as he urged Mrs May to produce a solution for Britain’s terrorist threat after three deadly attacks in three months.
Mr Campion said: “Ok Prime Minister, you’re saying, ‘Enough is enough,’ we’re saying, ‘Enough is enough’.
“What you need to do now is you need to get these people who have been identified and get them off the streets – I’m not saying you lock them up forever, but you’ve got to find out who is who.
An ex-SAS serviceman has bemoaned the response to the UK's terror threat
If you’ve identified them in any shape or form, you’ve got to get rid of them
“If you’ve identified them in any shape or form, you’ve got to get rid of them, you’ve got to do something about them.
“You’ve then got to look further into the problem – start thinking about going into the communities and finding out what is going wrong at a grassroots level. These people are being indoctrinated at somehow!”
Mrs May used speech following the attack to call on tougher terror laws, allowing heavier punishments for even minor terror offences.
The Prime Minister also claimed there had been “far too much tolerance of extremism” in the UK, as she pledged to introduce internet regulation to combat terrorists’ online presence.
She said: “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed – yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide.
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“We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach agreements to regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorism planning.”
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Police have raided a block of flats in Barking in connection with last night's London Bridge terror attack.
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As police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks, a block of flats in Barking is raided for possible suspects
However, Mr Campion hinted the action is too late because Britain had already felt the wrath of “the sword” during previous attacks.
He added: “They say the pen is mightier than the sword until it hits you on the head and then you find out what the sword is all about and then you’ve got to act back.
“We’re messing around a little bit, I know there are elections… Well, raise the bar until the elections are over and then we can get on with it.”