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"Just a routine check, nothing to worry about" Aug. 28th, 2006 02:36 pm
That's the excuse for 50 cops, dog handlers, SMGs, metal detectors and bag searches at Brixton tube today.

It doresn't appear to be fooling anyone.

From: purplerabbits
Date: August 28th, 2006 - 01:38 pm (Link)
If it *was* just a routine check I *would* be worried about it, but I suppose it wouldn't be politic (or safe) to say that at the time...
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: August 28th, 2006 - 02:06 pm (Link)

Especially following what happened to the last person to get sarky about their metal detectors ...

A better lie would probably have been the good old "training exercise" classic - the idea of 50 spare bodies being a "routine" thing is a bit specious.
From: wechsler
Date: August 28th, 2006 - 05:41 pm (Link)
Fortunately my coment to the Stasi officer friendly bobby of "that's an unusual number of blokes with guns, or is that 'routine' now?" doesn't appear to have qualified as an Arrestable Thought.
From: flewellyn
Date: August 28th, 2006 - 05:45 pm (Link)

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From: wechsler
Date: August 28th, 2006 - 05:47 pm (Link)
Only 22 years late, which may qualify for a "rapid implementation" bonus on your average goverment initiative.
From: thekumquat
Date: August 28th, 2006 - 11:16 pm (Link)
You mean you'd like the daft ideas to be implemented *faster*? ;)