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Author Topic: Major Security Alert At Paddington  (Read 3006 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2017, 09:12:41 am »

During the London, Brussels, Paris, etc., bombings etc., there was usually NO visible increased security whatsoever at most (all?) British transport hubs.

I suppose it depends on what you mean by a 'transport hub'. If you mean major railway termini, airports etc then that statement is patently untrue.
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2017, 09:41:08 am »

There was more security there than there has ever been during any of the terrorist attacks in Europe - total waste of police time. During the London, Brussels, Paris, etc., bombings etc., there was usually NO visible increased security whatsoever at most (all?) British transport hubs. That shows the real priorities of the authorities who are supposed to be protecting US. Meanwhile there was yet another fatal stabbing at Parsons Green due to TM withdrawing 'stop and search.'

Can you please quote the statistics/evidence, or are all of your sweeping statements based purely on fantasy? Regardless of my views on the royal family, I think high profile targets, be they people or places are worth protecting. Don't forget they have lost one of their family members at the hands of the IRA, so clear evidence exists that they are a target.

How do you know the police would've stopped and searched the perpetrators of the Parson's Green stabbing prior to that event? Do you have a crystal ball?
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2017, 04:54:20 pm »

All that security was there for a very good reason. To keep a shameless celeb stalker away from the great and the good.

That said, Hugh Bonneville was very accommodating.  Tongue



I did consider asking the lead character of the film for a selfie too. But I didn't fancy getting one of his long hard stares.

Whos the man in the green? I can only assume the man with as you highlighted many chins and a cap must be the celeb...hes the only one of the two I recognise!
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2017, 04:57:33 pm »

I take it you've never seen Downton Abbey then, rich?

I were brilliant in that.  Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 05:07:39 pm »

His Lordship Baron BigNoseMac of Chard it is then .
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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 06:19:35 pm »

In a certain light Hugh Bonneville looks a bit like Derek Fowlds to me.
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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 07:26:50 pm »

In a certain light Hugh Bonneville looks a bit like Derek Fowlds to me.

More like Paul Burrell
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2017, 07:46:49 pm »

Seeing Hugh in that green suit made me wonder if he'd given the acting job a miss and had gone to work for GWR !!..
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2017, 08:07:24 pm »

The most concerning thing about this 'major security alert' is that our future Queen was seen dancing with an illegal immigrant.  Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2017, 10:47:44 pm »

I take it you've never seen Downton Abbey then, rich?

I were brilliant in that.  Tongue

Cant say I have lowered myself to such!
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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2017, 10:03:17 am »

In attendance numerous BT Police, PCOs  (hobby bobbies),

PCSOs are full time staff not 'hobby bobbies' Special constables are the ones (unkindly) given that name.   

Just so you know, the accepted derogatory term for PCSOs is "plastic pigs"
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