My jaw dropped when Deputy PM, John Prescott, appeared on television tonight, to reassure us that everything was under control and that he was in "Regular communication" with Tony Blair.
Thanks John, I feel much safer, as I'm sure does everyone else, knowing that a politician of your outstanding qualities has been left in charge of our country.
If it wasn't so sad, it might even be funny!
Meanwhile, I think I'll pass on a winter holiday by plane to the Sun this year. I suspect that Heathrow will be too much of a challenge. Interesting to note that one of the alleged suspects is a Heathrow security officer and even more interesting to note that while you can only take your passport and wallet with you through passport control, you can reportedly buy as much duty free as you like once inside. Why? Because duty free is supposed to be a sterile area.
I guess we all will have noticed that at Heathrow in particular, the seeming majority of the people working in that so-called sterile area are from ..........
Well we can't say but it does rather make a mockery of near strip searching everyone coming into the airport, when an accomplice working in a sterile area, can simply pass on the necessary items for the "Jihad operation" in question.
Finally though, there's the sneaking doubt that most of the 24 arrested are innocent and that the police and security services have made another mistake. I really hope not because public confidence in them and their political masters would fly out of the window completely.