With all the chaos involving our airports this morning, I had a rush of Déjà vu.
At the end of last year I started writing a fictional terrorist plot which is almost identical to what we are seeing today. I haven’t added to it recently but it involves a Bank Holiday flight from Frankfurt to London with the terrorist carrying a liquid binary explosive.
I had the idea when I came back with two bottles of wine from Dublin last year. They weren’t given a second glance and with a little knowledge of chemistry and a simple detonator, it all adds up to a very nasty plot which has swiftly moved from fiction to reality.
Meanwhile, I see that Home Secretary, John Reid, refuses to be pressed on which members of our community were arrested and may have been responsible for this alleged plot. It could be the fairies at the bottom of the garden for all I know but political correctness means that any speculation is strictly out of the question.
The last time I was at Heathrow, I watched a mother and her three young children in front of me, "pulled" at the X-ray machine for special attention. Even her buggy was searched and the child removed. And guess what, she was young, blonde and middle class in a Laura Ashley frock. I guess she was the quota search, which illustrates how b***y ridiculous the whole thing is at times.