UK Secretary of State for Transport: More Body Scanners to come

It seems the political leaders are drinking some sort of drink to believe everything, with the Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening coming out and saying that more scanners should be deployed, a lack of opt-out (scanning to remain compulsory for those selected), and for scans that are conducted to be reviewed by machine, rather than by humans. It seems the UK … [Read more...]

Europe Bans Airport Body Scanners For “Health and Safety” Concerns

Here's a big news breaking from the European Union, Forbes and The Economist. And it's to do with Nude-o-scopes - or Backscatter/Millimetre Wave Scanners. And to be blunt - the European Union is not happy about them in the least. The big line from the release it is this: In order not to risk jeopardising citizens' health and safety, only security scanners which do not … [Read more...]

UK Paranoia hits a new high – Terror alert increased.

Well the UK has decided paranoia must rule again, and the Home Secretary - Alan Johnson has said  the UK terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe", Whilst no specific threat has been given in relation to the threat increase, The decision to raise the threat level was made by the UK's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC). Mr Johnson says "We … [Read more...]

The fallout of NW253 – UK Goverment reactions

It seems that the UK government has completed a report after the NW253 incident, and I'm afraid if you're a traveller, here's a hint - it's going to get worse. A No Fly list is to be set up (well we're only a few years behind eh?), including deep screening, and no entry into the United Kingdom at departure countries New Intelligence teams to identify individuals who could … [Read more...]

UK Goverment goes for MWW scanners… But do they work?

Well it sees the USA isn't the only country that can do kneejerk reactions.  The UK Has commenced a review of airport security, with the upshot of it being Millimetre Wave Scanners (MMW) being implemented in UK airports for deployment by end of January. How do they work? According to Wiki... Clothing and other organic materials are translucent in some extremely high … [Read more...]

Welcome!

Welcome to GhettoIFE.com! I'm your host - Kevin - and I'll be here to guide you through the maze of modern travel, and hopefully add some insightful comment and humour. With GhettoIFE getting on for 2 years old, I've had a bit of a design refresh, and tidied up, so for older viewers who make it here - yes, it's the same content will all the usual sarcasm as always. As … [Read more...]