Boris Johnson is building a White House-style situation room beneath Whitehall for tackling national security crises.
The Premier has ordered the construction of a £9million “situation centre” – dubbed SitCen – where top ministers, senior spooks, leading officials and invited experts can monitor developing disasters, be briefed on terror outrages and watch RAF drone strikes live.
The secret bunker, which looks set to take over from Cobra as the main meeting point for dealing with such emergencies, is being developed beneath 70 Whitehall.
It will be connected to Downing Street through an existing labyrinth of subterranean tunnels.
No10 sources aid the coronavirus crisis showed that ministers needed more real-time information…