Friday, August 11, 2006

It's Reid who doesn't get it

Who brought these fucking beverages on this motherfucking plane?Dan Plesch has exactly the right response to John Reid's repugnantly opportunistic blast against human rights hours before the police arrested the Heathrow terror plot suspects:

"Popular trust in government is a necessary foundation of a society's defences against terrorism. We need to believe we are being told the truth and that our government is acting in good faith. Unfortunately there is now sufficient reason to be sceptical about who we should entrust our security to…

Our own base is now less secure than before 9/11, based on the number of actual and alleged threats, while our continued unnecessary dependence on oil makes our home base hostage to adverse regime change abroad. There are indeed those who do not get the terrorist threat. Principal among them are the prime minister and his supporters."

Meanwhile, I agree with every word from Cory Doctorow on the security measures now shutting down the UK aviation system. And why are security guards dumping potentially explosive liquids into large vats in the middle of crowded airports?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A poster on a travel board I frequent observed that, in practice, passengers are being allowed to take one book on board.

It didn't take long for one wag to ask "Which book is it? Farenheit 451?"