"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
The EU was not blocking it, as anyone who read the link would know. The EU is being pressed to make it mandatory, instead of the current voluntary position, despite some particularly shy individuals' worries. (and American objections.)
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
Pure European-Union-styled bureaucracy.
Detroit terror attack: delay over airport X-ray scanners 'risking lives' - TelegraphLord Adonis, the Transport Secretary, is the man responsible for introducing scanners. The Department for Transport has claimed it cannot introduce full body scanners without first getting EU approval, and said the European Commission is meeting next week to discuss the issue with member states.
But the Tories and Lib Dems argued that EU approval is not needed where national security is an issue.
Theresa Villiers, the Conservatives’ transport spokesman, said: “If the DfT has been caught napping on getting EU approval for trialling full body scanners, then they will have serious questions answer when Parliament returns in a few days' time.
"EU bureaucracy should not be allowed to slow down our efforts to fully consider all the options when it comes to improving security at UK airports.”
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
In fact the "EU Bureaucracy" has been advocating moving along with the scanners along with the parliament, but the objections and delaying tactics of the member states has slowed down any implementation.. because of the privacy fears.
For one, the article mentions nothing on why the scanners were not in place for US bound flights.. because the American's objected to it being used only for US flights.. due to.. privacy fears.
Also it fails to mention the little fact that other than the approval required by local government and the EU, there is an issue with that the airports in question in the UK are privately owned and it is them that have to bear the cost of the 100+k per scanner investment.
It is a typical anti-EU anti-Europe anti-establishment article by the Telegraph and should be taken in that context.