26 February, 2011
The sound of worms turning
Anyway, enough of that. It's the last two paragraphs which catch the eye.
A Heathrow Police spokesman said: “If he feels uncomfortable with the way he was treated he should contact Heathrow Police and we would be happy to go through our policies with him.Not a lot of appeasement there, is there?
“What happened to him sounds like day-to-day policing at Heathrow and other major airports. We are all bound by the same laws and police are mindful of terrorist threats in the current age.”
Pedant's corner: Note the absence of a closing quotation mark at the end of the first paragraph (ie after '... go through our policies with him.') It's nice to see a local paper getting something right for once. Bonus point to the South Wales Echo, whatever their politics.
That's surely the most typed phrase in any newspaper these days, isn't it?