What does this mean anyway? Let Pravda Explain...
The level was raised in 2007, meaning a terrorist attack was "highly likely". The downgrading means there is a "strong possibility" of an attack.
Seriously, what the hell are the government expecting the public to make of this vague, nonsensical shit? Are we all supposed to be staying inside, quaking in fear at the many Al Quaeda suicide bombers that are waiting on every street corner?
It's a load of fucking crap. Substantial, severe, it makes no fucking difference. We all still go to work in the morning. We all still go shopping. We all still go to the cinema.
What the fuck difference does it make, you ringpieces?
According to BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw, security sources said the decision to change the threat level was a "finely-balanced judgement".
Oh, I'm suuuure it was. Because of course, the whole of the country takes the "threat level" so seriously, don't they.
What's the betting they've only done this so they can raise it again in 6 months and try and force more fearmongering from the press who dutifully report that
the threat level has been raised to severe!!!!!!111!!!!one