Azara Blog: Gordon Brown wants full body scanners in airports

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Date published: 2010/01/03

The BBC says:

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has given the go-ahead for full body scanners to be introduced at Britain's airports.

BAA, which runs six UK airports, said it would now install the machines "as soon as is practical" at Heathrow.

Experts have questioned the scanners' effectiveness at detecting the type of bomb allegedly used on Christmas Day in an attempted plane attack over Detroit.

But Mr Brown said it was essential to "go further" than the current technology allowed.

Brown is a caricature of the politician who always has to be seen to do something, no matter how pointless and no matter how expensive.

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