Actual BBC headline:
Travel terror security stepped up
What they meant to say:
Travel terror security theatre stepped up
There, that’s better
Look, just for a start, at screening at major train stations: how, precisely, is that supposed to help? If you’re a bomber, will you then:
a) Start your journey at a smaller train station without bag/strip searches, or
b) erm, well that’s about it really.
This is security theatre, pure and simple. Clearly the only logical next step is to assume that anyone at a small train station is deliberately and maliciously avoiding security at the big stations and – therefore – is a terrorist.
Which fits; if you protest at a Labour conference, you’re a terrorist. Brazillian electrician? That’s a terrorist (and an execution, a character assasination, etc. etc.) Arms protestor? Terrorist. Small train station user: clearly and obviously a terrorist.