US Stops UK Muslim Family’s Dream Holiday – Sky Online

Gatwick Airport Monorail.

Gatwick Airport Monorail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an amazing story reported by Sky. A UK Muslim family of 11, including nine children, were to fly to LA from Gatwick when US officials stopped them in the departure lounge.

Source: US Stops UK Muslim Family’s Dream Holiday

What are the terms of reference of US officials operating at Gatwick airport? Has the US already implemented Trump’s restrictions? Surely, the UK must provide proper protection for UK Muslims?

Just imagine if American children studying overseas were barred from returning to the US for Christmas?

Thoughts?

Gatwick Airport North Terminal evacuated ‘for protection of the public’ after suspicious item found | Home News | News | The Independent

No sharp objects sign at Gatwick Airport.

No sharp objects sign at Gatwick Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Independent reports that Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal was evacuated “for the protection of the public” this morning after a suspicious item was found. The article describes how hundreds of people were photographed standing outside the airport in the rain after being told to leave the airport at around 10 AM.

Source: Gatwick Airport North Terminal evacuated ‘for protection of the public’ after suspicious item found | Home News | News | The Independent

Whilst I can understand the need for evacuation, I worry to what extent the contingency plans have been tested and risk assessed.

Thoughts?