Plotters: The UK Terrorists Who Failed book launch w/ Lizzie Dearden
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
ICSR invites you to attend a book launch for Lizzie Dearden’s new book, Plotters: The UK Terrorists Who Failed.
For every successful plot in the six years since Westminster Bridge, more than twice as many have been foiled. Some were thwarted by nerve-wracking undercover operations; others were narrowly averted by heroic citizens or the failed efforts of would-be attackers. Invariably, the all-too-human stories of these failed terrorists reveal the true picture of UK extremism.
Through interviews with senior counter-terror figures and astonishing court testimony, Plotters unpacks how and why British terror attacks happen—and don’t. From dating websites and prison cells to Telegram networks and Tesco knives, Lizzie Dearden’s deep dive offers one disturbing certainty: the plotters will keep coming. To confront them, we need to understand them.
About the author
Lizzie Dearden is The Independent’s Home Affairs Editor. She has been covering terror attacks, prosecutions and extremism of all kinds in the UK, in depth, since 2017. Lizzie is also a long-term observer of global terrorism trends; she previously reported on Isis-inspired attacks in Europe and elsewhere.