Isn’t it time the whole sorry business of liquids in hand luggage was re-evaluated? We were promised that restrictions would be lifted by 2012 and yet nothing has happened.
The ridiculous situation remains that you can buy in duty free shops if you know what you are doing the makings of a reasonably dangerous device but at the same time you are not allowed to take a bottle of water through security with you.
In many places they adopt a more realistic approach these days and I include an award winning airport in South East Asia in that comment where I think they know a thing or two about security and they certainly use profiling as part of the process. Meanwhile back at LHR the goons remain as rude and as ignorant and heaven forbid that 101mls in a container should get through. I’m just glad I don’t have to travel through there as often as I used to and looking in from the outside you realise how fundamentally useless the LHR procedures and staff are.