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Old 22 November 2006, 15:48   #1
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Caution to all travelers

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...462834,00.html

It seems that's it's not only people in big yellow RIBs who have problems with the powers that be.

What the hell is this shit country turning into???
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Old 22 November 2006, 15:55   #2
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It seems that's it's not only people in big yellow RIBs who have problems with the powers that be.

What the hell is this shit country turning into???
Shame he wasn't a smack head he could have got some free dope then.

Codders its always easier to do the worker with responsibilites and family ties than the scum bags on benefits who have a personal lawyer (Wicked Witch). By the way I'm glad she's the only person in the UK losing money on property.
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Yes all funny and depressing at the same time but what of people who routinely use "Leatherman" or "Gerber" multi tools? I work in engineering, drive an unrelible car etc so have one and it gets used. Its got 2 knife blades but are below the supposed limit of 75mm has this been revised?
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Without getting too political...

Nanny state with pedantic pratts at the helm.
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Never heard anything so effn stupid in all my life....

How are you going to hijack a train with something like that? And where are you going to go apart from where the train was going anyway? "Take me to Cuba...."

Er..........
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I know this guy, he's a real gentleman and no way could you say he was a terrorist.

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I know this guy, he's a real gentleman and no way could you say he was a terrorist.

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Small world.

It was the same when I went over to Guernsey - Mate's father who's a doddery old bible basher who came with us had his small penkife taken off him on the Condor ferry - I mean what the hell can you do to a ship with a penknife??? He could have done far more damage by preaching at them!!!
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I have every sympathy with the victim. Why on earth couldn't they have just taken it off him and put it in the dump bin like they have at airport security? Better still, let him post it back home so he didn't lose it.

If they arrested everyone who inadvertently went to board a plane with a pocket knife or a nail file they'd soon run out of cells (and passengers)

I've not been on an international train for a while so it wouldn't even have occurred to me to 'disarm' before boarding.

What a completely barking overreaction - surely a case for wrongful arrest?


[PS probably shouldn't tell you this but I was recently allowed to board a flight carrying a little screwdriver]

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PPS travelers sp US. travellers sp UK
Quite right but it was a spelling mistake rather than an Americanism.
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Arresting the guy is a bit OTT.

When I was moving back from France, I had packed my petanque boules in my hand luggage simply because my main case was full and already over weight.

(They are a set of four very heavy metal balls)

Obviously, got pulled up at security and said that they were considered weapons on an aeroplane.

I told them to keep themt, I didn't care as I was leaving the country and had nobody to leave them with.

But that was it, no cavity searching or DNA sampling... although the woman was quite hot.... ;-) Shame.

And, you could do one hell of a lot more damage with one of them than a two inch nail file.

Bloody jobsworths.

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