Absolutely terrible, a shocking level of inefficiency, 450 misses hereAugust 28, 2017 Tim WorstallYour Tax Money At Work34 CommentsMajor security flaws revealed in Parliament after terror simulation shows 100 MPs could be killed in five minutes previousUmm, yeah, OKnextSome people, eh? 34 thoughts on “Absolutely terrible, a shocking level of inefficiency, 450 misses here” The Meissen Bison August 28, 2017 at 10:08 am Hmm Does that mean that 100 more are indestructible zyborgs? Tim Worstall August 28, 2017 at 10:10 am Yeech, yes, there’re 650 aren’t there? It’s 550 Congresscritters DevonChap August 28, 2017 at 10:13 am I was wondering which 100 you wished to spare. Kate Hoey? Bloke In Italy August 28, 2017 at 10:27 am And how exactly are we supposed to give a shit? Plus I am sure that the traditional method, a f*cking great bomb in the cellars would manage to do better than that. There’s a lot to be said for traditional methods. Mr Ecks August 28, 2017 at 10:32 am They need to be publicly hanged rather than killed by a bunch of importunate imports. bloke in spain August 28, 2017 at 10:39 am It does say 100 in 5 minutes. That’s just over 1/2 hour for the lot. Remarkable productivity. They’d have the rest of the day to deal with the Lords. Edward Lud August 28, 2017 at 10:41 am It’s disconcerting how often jihadis’ aims coalesce with those of one or more non-jihadi groups. Bloke in North Dorset August 28, 2017 at 11:29 am No doubt no expense will be spared protecting MPs from the consequences of their policies while SQRT(fuck all) will be done about the root cause and the rest of will have to take pot luck. Jim August 28, 2017 at 11:53 am Flippancy aside, I think the point is that is the Islamics get their act together rather than acting like a bunch of idiot schoolboys we’re in for some serious shit going down. We have an insurgent army embedded within our society, just waiting for someone to organise and arm them properly. We have a fifth column who will give them succour if not act themselves. The public is entirely unarmed and living in a densely populated manner. There’s 65m of us, less than half a million police and army, perhaps half of whom are armed, they can’t be everywhere. Things could get really nasty really quickly……. Excavator Man August 28, 2017 at 12:12 pm BiND, surely the square root of fuck_all is, in fact, fuck_all, therefore the mathematical operation is pointless. Incidentally, any root of fuck_all is fuck_all, but any number raised to the power of fuck_all is 1. Unfortunately, once cannot take the logarithm of fuck_all. The interesting property of fuck_all with respect to Parliament is that no matter how many times you multiply fuck_all, you end up with fuck_all, so a Parliament of 1, 10, 100 or 650 is likely to produce … wait for it – fuck_all. Amazing! Hallowed Be August 28, 2017 at 12:12 pm Were they aristocratic terrorists sent there by the other place then? Raffles August 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm Out of curiosity, how many days in the year are there >100 MPs in one room in parliament? The article seems to assume that they’ll all be nicely lined up in the chamber ready for the duck shoot, but aside from a few big debates, & critical votes, how often are they there? Slattibartfast August 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm But come on guys, it’s part and parcel of being in a big city, so just get on with it. Please, pay attention to the Mayor’s instructions. Slattibartfast August 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm Oh, sorry, I forgot we’re talking about important people. Well, look on the bright side. Although it’s illegal for us to have a penknife with an inch long blade, it’s not illegal for you to be protected by trained killers armed with machine guns. And the best bit is, if your bodyguards do kill a Muslim, you can prosecute them after they’ve saved your lives. ASM August 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm “They’d have the rest of the day to deal with the Lords.” Trouble with this is that the Lords have a habit of turning up for ten minutes, collecting their daily expenses money and leaving. You’d only take out the handful that are actually industrious. jgh August 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm About 15 years ago there was a powder attach in the Commons chamber, which could have been anthrax. The Parliamentary Security evacuated the chamber and dispersed the members around the building, some of them leaving, all of them brushing the dust off their clothing. If it had been anthrax that would have been the perfect way of spreading it all over central London – infected MPs wandering around infecting the populace. Bernie G. August 28, 2017 at 1:02 pm Apparently it’s the price we pay for an open and accessible democracy. On that basis am happy to go along with it, though would be fun if we got to choose. bloke in spain August 28, 2017 at 2:07 pm “They’d have the rest of the day to deal with the Lords.” Trouble with this is that the Lords have a habit of turning up for ten minutes, collecting their daily expenses money and leaving. You’d only take out the handful that are actually industrious. Ah! The troublemakers! Result!!! (Any chance of crowdfunding this? Should think you could raise a couple million in an hour or two, Guido puts an appeal on his site. Doesn’t HAVE to be jihadis, does it? Surely there’s contractors for this sort of work?) Knowing Me, Knowing Steve August 28, 2017 at 2:12 pm Dear terrorists, I bet you boy-lovers and dog-rapists can’t get a team of armed brothers inside the Palace of Westminster at St Margaret St, Westminster, London, Greater London, England, SW1A 0AA, GPS coordinates 51.4995° N, 0.1248° W, right next to the big clock! And I bet you can’t get John Bercow. Yours in Christ, Britain x Hopper August 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm Excavator Man – OK, I’ll bite. If 0 < fuck_all fuck_all. So BiND probably wants the square of fuck_all, not the sqrt, to be on the safe side. MC August 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm Not entirely off-topic, the Grey Faced Witch comes out with more authoritarian statist bullshit here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4826658/PM-Time-tackle-unacceptable-face-capitalism.html Bloke in North Dorset August 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm I’d rather have the unacceptable face of free market capitalism than any face of authoritarianism. BraveFart August 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm But, but, the adherents of the Religion of Peace would never do such a dastardly deed. You’re all racists. Mr Ecks August 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm 1-Jim–our “foes within” aren’t that hard to identify. Bring it on sooner–before their numbers swell–rather than latter. 2-The Stupid BluLabour Bitch. Can the dozy vile Fish-Faced Hag not keep her cultural Marxist gob shut for 5 minutes? Comes close to handing Corbog and McNasty the country to Venezuela-ise and still is shooting her middle class Marxist gob off trying to suck up to leftists who despise and will never vote for her. I am no leftist and I despise the cow. When is she to be got rid of? Are the wanking losers in the BluLabour Cabinet incapable of telling her that they will break her nose for her the next time she opens her stupid gob? Because that is what she did for the Tory party on 8th June last. Got their noses broken for them. It seems she is entering her fat arse for the “Worst and stupidest Prime Minister ever” sweepstakes. Rob August 28, 2017 at 7:06 pm A “terror simulation” shows “a hundred” killed in “five minutes”. Meanwhile in the real world terrorists, invited here by generations of MPs, avoid the really well guarded targets (MPs) and instead murder real people, targeting children, but not quite a hundred in five minutes, not yet. MPs unite against ‘Islamophobia’, and fret about simulations. Edward Lud August 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm Wonder what would’ve been the reaction if a senior cabinet minister’s daughter had been murdered at the Ariana Grande concert … Pcar August 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm @Mr Ecks, August 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm It seems she [Fish-Faced Hag] is entering her fat arse for the “Worst and stupidest Prime Minister ever” sweepstakes. She does appear to by trying. However, she’s still behind: 1. Blair 2. Brown 3. Cameron 4. Wilson 4. Heath 6. Major 7. Chamberlain 8. Atlee Andrew M August 28, 2017 at 9:30 pm Wonder what would’ve been the reaction if a senior cabinet minister’s daughter had been murdered at the Ariana Grande concert … Kicked out of the party for racist thoughts, no doubt. Or is that only if Labour is in power? (c.f. Sarah Champion) If Yes, Minister is anywhere near accurate, you’d need a power-wielding senior civil servant to feel the pain; not a mere elected representative. Alex August 29, 2017 at 12:51 am On the basis that fuck_all is greater than 0 but much less than 1, then SQRT(fuck_all) > fuck_all. Just saying. Andrew again August 29, 2017 at 1:45 am Apropos the mathematical discussion here, surely if fuck_all is a very small value approximating to zero then doing sqrt(fuck_all) is more than fuck_all but still a very small value and therefore insignificant. The original point still holds. On the other topic I instantly thought of http://sexymp.co.uk/ when it came to the 100 survivors and then I saw that for women the first conservative is at #91 (Priti P if you don’t go looking) which is below some Labour and SNP MPs who would be rather challenging to err… do the deed with. The left wing are tribal in everything it appears. Diane Abbott is #127 and miles above some far more attractive, if pics are anything to go by, Conservative women. DocBud August 29, 2017 at 2:03 am Pcar, Amazed that you left Callaghan and McDonald off that list, surely Major was better than them. But you could also add the incompetent Balfour, the authoritarian Perceval and, of course, Lord North who lost us our American colonies. wat dabney August 29, 2017 at 5:55 am — “I remember thinking ‘Jesus Christ, if that’s where we are at and that can happen, then the public would be horrified’.” I’d have a large brandy. For the shock, obviously. And a big cigar. Maybe a wank. Pcar August 29, 2017 at 8:58 pm @DocBud, August 29, 2017 at 2:03 am I did consider Callaghan, but don’t remember what he did/didn’t do that was better/worse than Wilson. McDonald, Balfour, Perceval and Lord North – appears I don’t know enough about them. Thanks for “find out” tip. Major: his socialist policies led to the Blair creature becoming PM – Conservative voters were sickened and didn’t vote. PS: I didn’t renew Conservative membership post 1992. Re-joined when Howard leader; not renewed since he stood down. I was an active member: meetings, leaflets, fundraising, canvassing… Hopper August 30, 2017 at 5:44 am Fscking pseudo-HTML parsing. Andrew A – thank you, that’s just horrifying. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.