I've just been to the MoD to interview Bob Ainsworth. On the way there and back I had the dubious pleasure of seeing the Greenpeace protesters on the roof of the House of Commons. What a terrible lapse in security. It's not as if it is the first time this sort of thing has happened. I have absolutely no confidence in the Commons authorities to prevent a serious breach, which could lead to a terrible tragedy.
If you were an Al Qaeda cell in the UK, wouldn't you now be planning which organisation you could infiltrate to be part of a future protest like this? And then wreak your terrible havoc...
Greenpeace should be ashamed of itself.
Legitimate protest is one thing. Invading the parliamentary estate like this is quite another. Just leaving them up there on the roof with no intervention by the Police sends a simple message to others who might have the same idea: come on in, we're too worried about negative press reaction to do anything.
I wish I had suggested to Bob Ainsworth that he send the army in with a water cannon. It's the only language they understand.
UPDATE: For the humourless left, perhaps I should have added a smiley after that sentence. They really don't do tongue in cheek humour do they? Po faced idiots.