“The Met’s attempts to remove Brian Haw from outside Parliament have reached new lows by playing on people’s fear of terrorism.
The anti-war protester Brian Haw could be exploited by terrorists wanting to bomb Westminster, a court heard. Mr Haw’s banners outside the Houses of Parliament could be used to conceal a device by extremists, Marylebone Magistrates’ Court was told.
Well yes they could. But so could a backpack. Or a shopping trolley. Or a pizza box. Or a black cab. Or a bus. Or a briefcase. Or a large German Shepherd. Or a herd of school children. Or a car. This list could get quite long.”
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