The controversial United Kindom terrorist threat alert status has now been downgraded back to SEVERE, i.e.
The current threat level is assessed as SEVERE (as of 14th August 2006).
This means that an attack is highly likely and indicates a continuing high level of threat to the UK.
However, there does not seem to be any action from the Department for Transport to amend their stupid and counterproductive extra bureaucratic jobsworth backside covering "security" restrictions on airline hand luggage.
The damage to the UK economy caused by these restrictions seems set to continue.
Incredibly, it appears that passengers delayed by the understaffed security search checkpoints, have missed their flights from Heathrow, despite their hold luggage taking off on a plane without them
In other words, in their improperly rehearsed attempt to Be Seen To Be Doing Something, the Home Office and Department for Transport have actually made it easier for non-suicide bomb attacks, such as the Pan Am flight 103 Lockerbie disaster