Breaking: 11 8 suspects charged with conspiracy to commit murder in UK terror plot

Just across on Sky News. I don’t get it. Lieberman’s polling well at the moment; what is it, precisely, that Bush and Blair are trying to distract us from by announcing this?

Sullivan’s been wondering how imminent the attack really was. The answer, it appears, is: imminent enough.

Scotland Yard’s giving a press conference now. I’ll try to get video.

Update: Here’s Peter Clarke, the deputy assistant commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, describing what they’ve got. Take three minutes to watch; as SeeDub explains, the details of this case are about to get awfully scarce.

Update: The Blotter thinks British police have martyrdom videos of all eight prime suspects.

Update: Here’s the transcript of the presser.