Mr Moore added there were \”well-rehearsed plans\” in place and the agency was “fully prepared” for busy periods during the Olympics.
Asked how he would feel if there were four-hour queues to enter Britain during the Games, he said: “If that is necessary in light of the threats and risks that we face at that time, then so be it. We will not compromise on safety.”
Safety, just like anything else, is a trade off.
And we always, but always, trade off safety against other considerations. We would undoubtedly be less free but safer if we all had a luminescent bard code tattooed on our foreheads which the police could read at 200 metres. Despite successive Home Secretaries we are less safe but more free.
Part of the point of the Olympics is to show off London as a great place to come as a tourist or to do business.
4 hour delays at passport control rather fuck up the point of spending the £10 billion in the first place. At which point, this is the job that we pay you to do: sort it out mate.