The Home Secretary David Blunkett is, apparently, flying out to Washington today to meet with his counterparts in the USA on Monday, to discuss issues about terrorism. according to the BBC to announce some sort of joint USA/UK simultaneous anti-terrorism exercise some time next year.
Hopefully this will be more in scale with the USA's previous Topoff2 exercise in May 2003, rather than with the unrealistic exercise conducted at the Bank Tube Station on Sunday 7th September 2003.
"The spokeswoman said Mr Blunkett would be delivering a speech on Monday evening, entitled Defending Democracy - Two Sides of the Same Coin?, which aimed to 'initiate debate on this difficult issue'. "
Is this going to be yet another David Blunkett kite flying exercise from a platform overseas, floating ideas which should have been presented firstly to Parliament in the UK ?
Will David Blunkett be flying on the notorious BA223 flight from London Heathrow to Washington Dulles this afternoon at 15:00 ?
If not, does that mean that this flight is still at risk of being hijacked ?
Alternatively, has a much more expensive Royal Air Force flight been put at his disposal for "security" reasons ?