Humiliating every Howard and Hilda heading off on a package holiday, just to meet some artificial racial quota, doesn’t serve to make air travel any safer. It is witless, inconvenient and inefficient.
Checks: White air passengers are routinely stopped and searched by customs officials simply to ensure the right racial ‘mix’ of travellers
White airline passengers are routinely stopped and searched unnecessarily at Britain’s airports just so staff can prove they’re not ‘racist’.
Even when customs officials have been tipped off about a black drugs mule arriving on a plane from the Caribbean, they deliberately intercept a number of innocent white passengers so they can’t be accused of discrimination.
John Vine, chief inspector of the UK Border Agency, says staff try to ensure the right racial ‘mix’ even though they have no legal right to detain people on such grounds.
This is because they are petrified about being hammered with allegations of racism every time they stop and search someone from an ethnic minority background.
Tell us something we don’t know. Airport security operates on the same senseless basis.
We’ve all watched elderly white passengers being put through the third degree, while young Asian men wearing backpacks waft past unchallenged.
I’ve seen distressed grey-haired pensioners being patted down intimately and forced to empty all their belongings out of their hand luggage.