Losing the War on Terror

The front page of today's Guardian has a picture of what it looks like when you let the terrorists win: Armed police used to be almost unknown on British streets. Now they're becoming alarmingly commonplace. I saw two outside Liverpool Street Station yesterday; armed, like the two above, not just with pistols, but with big,…

Laptop Ban Stranger Than I Thought

Today's Washington Post WorldView newsletter throws more light, a lot of shade, and a lot more confusion onto the ban I linked to last night, on taking laptops and tablets in hand luggage from certain airports. First, I didn't realise that the list of affected airports is different between the UK and the US. Second,…