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[Believable] Birmingham Airport Security Shennanigans

Posted by Lex Fear on June 4, 2007

This Post Is Rated: C for Controversial. Interesting results of an investigation into airport security by ITV’s Tonight programme.

ITV sent an undercover reporter into Birmingham airport to reveal serious screw ups lapses in airport security. Video can be seen here.

“Undercover filming showed bag checkers reading newspapers and other workers fast asleep”

Regular readers of this blog should not be surprised, as I highlighted their incompetence last year:

“So even though my wife was denied access, she was allowed through anyway, so much for protecting the country from the marriage bomb. Even better was the ‘escorted’ deportation. We walked up to the check-in, surprised and confused the lady. Mrs Fear made a point of collecting her air-miles, and then we were free to wander around departures with no problems whatsoever. Only when Mrs fear got to the departure gate, that a flustered immigration orificer came out with her passport, handed it back and walked off. Again, no escort, no handcuffs, no checks.

She walked through the gate and another immigration orificer, she handed him her passport. He then looked at her and stated “We were looking all over for you… Do you have your passport?”
“Yes,” she responded, “…you’re holding it.”
“Where is it?”
“You… are… holding… it” – An Immigration Problem Part 2

I would now like to see them investigate the employment of college age chavs on work experience at Heathrow.

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[Unbelievable] I Got Offered A London Job

Posted by Lex Fear on September 15, 2006

That’s right, I applied a month ago and went for 2 interviews. Finally they contacted me and offered me the position!

D (the future Mrs. Fear) has been visiting for a week and we have been looking all week for accommodation that would serve as a halfway point between her job in London and my current job in Birmingham. This weekend we would have signed a 6 month rental agreement!

All I can say is once again, God’s timing once again takes us to the edge to see what we’re made of.

So if you, or someone you know, has some accommodation available for a married couple in London to start 11th November 2006. We would ideally be looking for either:

  • A studio apartment or 1-2 bedroom flat located in or around West London for 6 months minimum, or,
  • Temporary room for a maximum 4 weeks while we search for something more permanent and get settled into our new jobs.
  • Any area in West, North West or Central London including outside the M25 e.g. Slough. Ideally, Chiswick as this is where my job is.

Any leads or contacts would be much appreciated. Please contact through my blog id email alex@abandonallfear.co.uk.

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