I'm a regular - frequent - business traveller, visiting EU countries, North America, and grotty parts of the, er "developing" world on a regular basis. Like everybody else, I trudge dutifully through tiresome security processes at airports all over the world. But here's the difference: unlike most others, I simply cannot be arrsed to put my shower gel, toothpaste, shampoo, contact lens solution etc etc into a diddy little plastic bag (<100 ml, of course) and take it out of my hand baggage for separate scanning. So it stays in the bottom of my daysack where it belongs. I have taken many,many, flights since Aug 2006 since all this began when some nasty people were going to blow us all out of the sky using explosive shaving foam. Or something. Only one ONE occasion have I ever been caught out (congrats Birmingham!) - and maybe a litre bottle of coke was pushing it a touch. Nor have they EVER found my penknife that always goes in my hand baggage too. So here's my conclusion: none of this airport security nonsense works,. It's all a pack of lies, designed by Government to intimidate you, control you, and create a false illusion of safety. But it doesn't work. Are you any safer for any of this? Absolutely not. Has anybody else noticed this or am I a lone prophet in this desert of sheep-like insanity?