Patrick Mercer, who serviced in the British army for 25 years, demanded the UK ditches its “political correctness” and prepares itself for the next terror attack.
Speaking on Talkradio, Mr Mercer claimed he fears an imminent attack so advises his son to carry something to use as a bandage when travelling in London and asks his friends if they are first aid trained.
The former Tory security chief was speaking after three terrorists killed seven people and injured a further 48 after crashing a rented van into pedestrians on London bridge and then left the vehicle to attack other Londoners with knives around Borough Market.
Mr Mercer said: “I don’t think the next attack is going to be in two weeks time, I think it is probably going to be in two days time.
The former MP warned of another possible terror attack on Britain
I don’t think the next attack is going to be in two weeks time, I think it is probably going to be in two days
“I think we’ve got to harden our hearts, expect this and frankly get on with it because we’ve got an election coming up on Thursday and our enemies are going to try and disrupt further.
“What we can do about it in the short-term is the fact the Government has to be blunt about this, they’ve got to deliver a message, there’s going to be more attacks.
“Stop them by being alert, no more complacent, no more wake up calls, understand our attackers live among us.
“In the days of the IRA there was no political correctness, people were told you’re going to get attacked.
“We must stop incorrect political correctness in order to save lives.”
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A former SAS serviceman has urged the Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to prevent the next attack from happening.
Phil Campion demanded immediate action to keep dangerous terrorists “off the streets” and identify the potentially dangerous threats in the country.
Speaking on Sky News, he said: “Ok, Prime Minister, you’re saying, Enough is enough, we’re saying, ‘Enough is enough’.
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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
“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.
“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 somehow.”