Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Run! Or...Er...Maybe Not

A number of bloggers have picked up on this advice to MPs if attacked:
MPs and their staff will be ordered to flee for their lives in the event of a Mumbai-style terrorist attack on Parliament, according to security advice.
But we know already that MPs won't even do this, instead they react like the proverbial rabbit caught in headlights:
A major review of security is under way after condoms full of purple flour were thrown at Tony Blair as he faced MPs in the House of Commons.

Government sources admitted that the politicians did not know what to do and expressed surprise that people were let out of the chamber.

The source said the MPs' response "did not go the way we expected". The attack would have been "incredibly serious" if the dyed flour had been anthrax or ricin.
It'll be like shooting fish in a barrel.


  1. Run TBF? Move quickly?

    Look this lot won't move quickly - unless of course there is money in it for them! Expenses?

  2. A pity it wasn't anthrax or ricin.

  3. @WfW Good point, though even then they would still employ a family member to do the 'moving quick' part for them, on expenses naturally :-)

    @Anon You might say that, I couldn't possibly comment.