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Britain's Security Minister stopped at security scan.  She had more than 100 ml of liquid in her purse, which made her an obvious terrorist threat.  She was not happy about being told how important it was.  "Of course I know how important it is.  I'm the Security Minister"

Welcome to the world the rest of us live in, dearie.


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Nov. 11th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
There's an item for mixed feelings. On one hand, she's one of the least likely suspects for terrorism. On the other hand, she's an absent-minded whiner.

Okay, maybe she was more bothered by the implication of her ignorance than by having to follow the rules. Even so, turning the personal shame of a bad example into anger at someone else following orders does her image no good.
Nov. 11th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
It's like Leona Helmsley saying that only little people pay taxes.
Nov. 11th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Well, we've all seen what a happy, fulfilled life she led.

Funny article. What would have been really impressive is if she had gone back to her office, scratched her head, and said, "You know, all this knee-jerk response to every hare-brained terrorist activity is stupid. Let's do something productive and go back to racial profiling."
Nov. 12th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
There is currently a review going on into airport security. Looking into the number of layers of security and checks that are no longer required or have been superseded by newer techniques/technology, but the old check hasn't been discontinued.

The government is currently waiting for the review to report it's findings, due in a few months time. One of the main problems is that many of the checks are demanded by the US authorities if passengers are to travel to the US. So if the British government decides that the new technology that can check if liquids are safe is going to be used (it's currently under trial) and restricting the liquids you can take on a plane is therefore no longer needed, passengers heading to the US will still need to go through the old security if they want to be allowed to land, unless the US authorities agree to the changes.

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