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Bomb scare at Bordeaux


David J

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Anyone else caught up in the Bomb scare at Bordeaux airport this morning. Arrived at the airport at 9.10 for 10.20 flight to Manchester and walked in to booking area and found bomb scare and total evacuation of terminal building for 90 minutes in the freezing cold. An abandoned vehicle was blown up in a controlled explosion near the drop off point near the departure hall.

Eventually flight left at 11.45 and arrived in Manchester at 12.35.  Then back to N Yorks and blizzards.  Know I should have stayed in bed!!  It wasn't a dream.

Regards

 

David J

 

"Always on the ball" 

 

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If that had been the UK  you would have had to wait most of the day. As  police operational procedures would have had to been put into place before a decision t was made, risk assesment, health and saftey etc. 

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Well, if you want the police to be answerable to the general population (as British people seem to want), then they have to behave in a certain way.

If you're happy to let them be gung-ho and not answerable to the general population (as French people seem happy to accept), then they will act in a different way.

Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages.  [:)]

 

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[quote user="RumziGal"]

Well, if you want the police to be answerable to the general population (as British people seem to want), then they have to behave in a certain way.

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I take it that you mean answerable in a political sense and not, heaven forbid, actually managing to respond to a call out......

Kathie

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LOL - too right - twenty years work and retire early on a fat pension - wish I'd picked it [:D]. 

Relative of ours retired from his job as desk sergeant aged 38 after 20 years service on an excellent pension.  He used his pension to finance property development (when he wasn't fishing or down the pub).  He's now just 55 and worth well over a million.  Not bad for someone who started out as a farm labourer after leaving school with no qualifications...

Kathie

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