The MPGS will be taking to the streets of Nottingham and various other places from 1 April, and Mr Portillo is anxious to persuade local chief constables to allow his new army to carry firearms on their patrols. By the year 2000 there will be 600 of these soldiers based at army locations throughout the country.
The day when Mr Portillo sends in the military to sort out crime is nearer than we might have imagined.
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