Colonel Richard Kemp
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Former Cobra member: 'Airport security checks should be reviewed'

The chairman of British Airways has said that many security checks on passengers heading to the United States are 'completely redundant' and should be scrapped.

Martin Broughton said the UK should stop 'kowtowing' to the US and questioned practices such as forcing passengers to take off their shoes.

A former member of the national crisis-management committee Cobra from 2002 to 2006, Colonel Richard Kemp, said security measures should be regularly reviewed and should remain appropriate.

  • 27 Oct 2010
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