OTT police action at Glasgow airport during bomb attempt

When the bungled attempt on Saturday 30th June to
attack Glasgow airport unfolded,
the stories of bravery, heroism and quick police action were quite rightly all over the press,
telling of the miracle that no-one was hurt or injured.

We have seen quite deserved stories of mutual back patting from within the
Police force, but what has not been all over the press is how the police
treated the passengers of the aircraft that had either just landed or were
waiting to take off.  Like cattle.

Bearing in mind that the incident happened at 1515 BST (BBC)

SIX passengers were
taken to hospital and another 14 needed medical treatment after being stranded
on grounded aircraft for up to 10 hours following the car bomb attack at
Glasgow Airport.

Strathclyde Police and
airport security had kept all 1,250 passengers, pilots and crew on planes which
had either just landed when the terrorists struck, or were fully boarded ready
to take-off.

All those stranded were eventually taken by bus with police escort to the SECC

Airport staff started to offload passengers at 9.30pm, but didn’t finish till 2am, and up to 250 passengers on some jets
began to suffer with air conditioning shut down and the doors staying shut.

Two diabetics collapsed because their medication was in the baggage hold and
police were called to one holiday jet seven hours after lockdown after
“unrest” amongst passengers.

Read the rest of the story from Squander

It looks like the ‘show’ of Police activity is more
important than dealing with the public and looking after their interests.

Someone must have made specific decisions about keeping those passengers locked up, those decisions now need to be questioned and justified.

Could there be some case for false imprisonment here.


HatTip Tim



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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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