What a fantastic idea (if you are a terrorist). One of the main things terrorists seek to do is to spread fear and if the government sends out these they will helping create terror. Absolute genius thought this one up. I suppose some will feel that its a good idea, keeping you informed etc but I think its just going to spread more fear and worry.
to spread more fear or worry. If you are likely to be worried by a warning it might be best not to sign up in the first place.
As for being a good idea for terrorists - how can that possibly be? Warning the populace that there's a perceived imminent threat is likely to put them more on their guard, it will be infinitely better than having everyone blissfully unaware that something might happen, until it does.
Is this a paid-for subscription service to help finance the current batch of wannabe (what an awful "word") James Bonds in a similar way that 09 telephone numbers finance the output of the independent TV channels these days?
I spent 40 years in the forces, 20 of them at risk from the IRA, and it was normal for terror alerts to be posted around bases.
It didn't make anybody (including families and visitors) panic, just made us more careful.
Have you any idea what a pain it is having to check under your wheel arches every time you go to the car, wet or dry, hot or cold, late or not (that's the one time you are likely to be caught out), several times a day for ten years or so?
While I won't be a subscriber, if there are those who would feel safer getting these alerts good luck to them