Gordon Brown discussed deploying troops on Britain's streets as news of the 2008 financial crisis became clear, an ex-Labour spin doctor has claimed.
In extracts of a book published in the Daily Mail, Damian McBride said the former prime minister feared "anarchy" once the scale of the crisis was known.
According to the book, Mr Brown said: "We'd have to think: do we have curfews, do we put the Army on the streets, how do we get order back?"
Mr Brown has not yet commented.
Mr McBride, who resigned in 2009 after he was caught planning to smear senior Conservatives, said he had a meeting with Mr Brown on the evening before he announced the part-nationalisation of UK banks in October 2008.
Germany's federal government plans to back legal efforts to ban the country's biggest "far-right party"
German news agency dpa reports that Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told lawmakers Monday that the government would follow Germany's 16 states in asking for a ban on the National Democratic Party.
Interior Ministry officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
The government has accused the NPD of promoting a racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic agenda in violation of the country's constitution.
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court rejected a request by the federal government to ban the party a decade ago after learning some of the evidence came from paid government informants within the NPD.
Scotland Yard has revealed that Romanians are the second most arrested foreign Nationals in the UK, coming second only to the Polish.
Within the last 5 years, over 30,000 Romanians have been arrested in the UK and nearly 28,000 of those were for very serious crimes such as rape, murder, robbery and violence.
As of January next year, 21 million Romanians and 7 million Bulgarians will be given free, uncontrolled access to Britain's job market and benefit system. The government has released thousands of acres of greenbelt land for development to house these undesirable aliens.
The top ten countries of origin for foreign suspects are: Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Nigeria, India, Jamaica, Ireland, Somalia, Portugal and Pakistan.
West Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses to a racially motivated assault on A 49 year old local man on Upper Road, Batley between 9.10pm and 9.15pm on Saturday February 2.
The victim was approached by a group of 6 or 7 Asian men who assaulted him, causing head injuries, before fleeing. They were described as of Asian ethnicity and their 20s. One was distinctly smaller than the rest and all were wearing hoods, hats and scarves covering the lower portion of their faces.
Police are treating this offence as racially motivated and anyone with information is asked to call PC Chris Merrick at the Batley Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, or through CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Woolwich Crown Court heard how Patrick Ada, a professional footballer who is accused of forcing a 25 year old woman to perform oral sex on him, told the police that she led him on.
The court also heard how former SPL star Patrick Ada, ignored the pleas of his victim that she made throughout her ordeal.
When Ada turned up at his alleged victims house, she had a friend around and the three drank Vodka together. However, after a few hours he got aggressive and kicked her friend out, demanding that they be alone together. His victim asked him to leave and he sent her a text saying, "I'm sorry, I was drunk". It was at that point he allegedly rang the victim's friend and said "I'm sorry I forced her, but she led me on."
He was arrested the next day at his club's training ground, where he initially denied he had ever touched the woman. However, during questioning he told police that he knew her type and she wanted to be with a footballer for a better, more glamorous lifestyle. He also said that the victim had invited him round for sex and that she threw him out of her home when he told her "Nice girls don't invite men around for sex". He told police that her friend was "Up for it as well".
An improvised bomb exploded at the offices of Greek Nationalist party Golden Dawn, in the early hours of yesterday morning. The bomb blew out all the windows and those of an adjacent building and blew a big hole in a wall, but luckily nobody was hurt.
This cowardly attack is believed to be the work of a far-left, socialist group who cannot stand democracy and it came just after Evangelos Venizelos of the far-left / bordering Communist political party PASOK called upon the Greek government to ban Golden Dawn, a party that has members who were elected by the Greek people.
In a statement of defiance, Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kassidiaris said:
After the media war started on our party,we are now dealing with an explosion.Our answer is Golden Dawn will continue, no matter what other parties do, We will not stop, even if they take up arms against us.