Just a short while after it's introduction, the UK security Threat Level has been raised to it's highest level, Critical. This is, of course, because the security services have foiled a plot to blow up planes flying between the UK and USA.
So once again, the terrorists win. The UK as a whole has just been disrupted, and whilst it may not be completely debilitating, in some small way, everyone has been impacted. Having a 'threat level' alone ensures this happens quickly and completely. It doesn't matter where you live, or what you do but you're invited to 'be prepared' none the less.
Instead of banning hand luggage, is it time to stop clinging to the mudflap of the US?