According to the Sunday Times, several consecutive British governments deliberately allowed a criminal network to embezzle 8 billion pounds sterling to finance the jihad. 
The Sunday Times claims that MI5 (the British internal security service) was unaware of these activities, but does not say who protected those funding the terrorist activity.
This information confirms the investigative revelations of the French journalist Thierry Meyssan regarding the support which the United Kingdom has been providing for half a century to the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist terrorism .
The Sunday Times reports that the British Customs authority documented the transfer of funds to al-Qaeda as well as links to the perpetrators of the attacks in London on July 7, 2005. One official claims to have seen one of those in charge of the network talking to the then British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the war against Iraq.