Thursday 9 April 2009

Photograpny ban on Downing Street ?

I was listening to an interview tonight with former Home Secretary David Blunkett, about the news that Britains most senior anti-terrorism officer was sacked for accidentally allowing photographers to get a shot of a confidential document he was carrying.

Amazingly David Blunkett thought that it raised questions about whether the photographers should be there (in a designated press area no less) and whether they should be authorised to be there. Even worse people were phoning up to agree that it was the photographers who were a security risk.

Whatever next? should we ban photography from any part of London because someone important might be carrying a document about? Should we ban people who aren't civil servants from using the trains because they might pick up a memory stick that some member of the government has left on the train (again)?


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