As the UK House Of Lords has found out:
“The fact that there has not been a serious incident involving liquid explosives indicates, I would have thought, that the measures that we have put in place so far have been very effective.”
Ah, that’s how. On which basis the measures against asteroid strike, alien invasion and unexplained nationwide floods of deadly boiling custard have also been remarkably effective.
It gets better:
But the wily second Baron Elton – one of that rather unique class of only-in-Blighty legislators, the elected hereditary peers* – delivered a telling blow, with a question many of us have wanted to ask at airports. “What damage can be done by 105 millilitres of liquid that cannot be done by 100 millilitres of liquid?” he snapped, testily.
This completely floored Baron Bassam. “My briefing does not extend to that,” muttered the confused government toff. “I suspect that this is based on science.”
Ah, science. That’s all right then.