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    Britain Paranoia reigns....

    A musician has spoken of his shock at being removed from a train for "behaving suspiciously" by writing a list of songs which included the band name The Killers.

    Tom Shaw was travelling on a South West Trains when he began writing a list of song titles which his band The Magic Mushrooms would play at a forthcoming gig.

    But the 25-year-old was approached by two security staff employed by the train company and asked to leave the train at Fareham railway station.

    Mr Shaw, who works with young people with learning difficulties, said they told him he had been behaving suspiciously and asked him to explain the list he had been writing. The set list included Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand, Cigarettes and Alcohol by Oasis and Love Me Like You by The Magic Numbers.

    Mr Shaw, of Portsmouth, Hampshire, said his band also intended to play All These Things That I've Done by The Killers but he had simply written "killers".

    He told the Portsmouth News: "They made me get out at Fareham and when I asked what was wrong they told me to show them the piece of paper I'd been writing on. They said I'd been behaving suspiciously. I couldn't understand it. It seemed very strange as it was only a list of songs. We had a gig coming up so I was writing out what we could play. They made me explain song by song."

    Mr Shaw added that the security staff told him that he had been questioned because there had been a number of arrests in the area including a man who had murdered his wife.

    A South West Trains spokeswoman said Mr Shaw was asked politely to leave the train because it was busy and the officers wished to speak to him about their concerns.

    She added: "We employ a team of highly professional rail community officers who work closely with the British Transport Police in protecting the security of passengers on the rail network. During a routine high-visibility patrol back in early March, they talked with a passenger on the platform at Fareham station. The team clarified the nature of the individual's business, were satisfied with his explanation and the man went on his way. We would like to thank the passenger for his co-operation and understanding of the need to be vigilant in the current environment."

    Man thrown off train over set list - Yahoo! News UK

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    Only in blighty, only in .....

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    They did the right thing. Anyone who stops the spread of The Killers music is ok in my book

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    He would have been more of a public risk if he was planning to cover some Culture Club Songs.

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    All part of the nanny state Labour has created, thank fok only a few months left before they are banished to the political wilderness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    All part of the nanny state Labour has created, thank fok only a few months left before they are banished to the political wilderness.
    And replaced by Eton bum-chum Cameron, yeah I can't wait for that. At least Gordon.B doesn't DO anything!

    Cameron will try to prove himself within minutes of entering the ring, working with the scraps of this sad country to do what he wants.

    I never thought I would say this, but I hope Gordon B gets in again. Not that I like/agree with him, but the British people are left with no decent options.

    Better the devil you know?

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    We employ a team of highly professional rail community officers.
    Translated to English. We have some security people who were too thick to be cops but were hungry for power.

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    some poor sod was proberbly getting mugged in the next carraige!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred View Post
    We employ a team of highly professional rail community officers.
    Translated to English. We have some security people who were too thick to be cops but were hungry for power.
    That about sums it up.

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    So let's wind back 10 years when we all said this PC crap would never happen and was limited to Hollywood Movies and novels!

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    ^It all comes down to the culture of people making frivolous lawsuits against all and sundry. There's a guy on here who is a prime example. Blame them for the politically correct state of the world you now live in. Some people will try anything for a few Shillings.


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    ^And the robbing insurance companies presenting these oppertunities to the idiotic public.

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    I take it he wasn't wearing a day pack then or we'd be reading about his tragic death....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred
    Translated to English. We have some security people who were too thick to be cops but were hungry for power.
    Gotta be wrong there ! - All those are in Pattaya or Patong and the backbone of the Tourist Police !!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred
    Translated to English. We have some security people who were too thick to be cops but were hungry for power.
    Gotta be wrong there ! - All those are in Pattaya or Patong and the backbone of the Tourist Police !!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred
    Translated to English. We have some security people who were too thick to be cops but were hungry for power.
    Gotta be wrong there ! - All those are in Pattaya or Patong and the backbone of the Tourist Police !!!

    I had no idea about these tourist cops until I saw one on the Australian drug thread.
    The "cop" looked like a real arse wipe. If it hadn't been for the uniform I would have assumed he was the one being nicked.
    Be happy dudes. It's a lot more fun than crying.

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    Why British and American Government are afraid of a terrorist attack or why the paranoia:

    1. A terrorist attack would be politically embarrasssing.
    2. It would cost the insurance companies and other political contributors a lot of money.
    3. It could interfere with contracts in favor of other corporations who provide political support
    4. People might be killed. Maybe even some of the elite they actually care about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    All part of the nanny state Labour has created, thank fok only a few months left before they are banished to the political wilderness.
    The wilderness is too good for them, I want the Witchfinder General all up in their shit.
    Burn them! burn them all! melt the Labour party down and blast it's ashes into the Sun.

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