Sunday, June 11, 2006

Don't panic - or our culture of caution will be the death of us

'Don't panic - don't panic' - just run around in circles and chase your tail instead.

Simon Jenkins in the Sunday Times writes about the 'better safe than sorry' culture that has swept though the public services - and particularly the police - as a direct result of constant political interferance. It is a comprehensive resume of the problems outlined in my previous two posts.

In the context of getting risk into some kind of perspective, it's just a pity that he did not mention the startling comparative road traffic / terrorism fatalities in our worst year for terrorist activity to date - just over 50 to terrorism; 3,500 to road traffic - that's 70 times as many!

I know which I consider the bigger risk.

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