Bank holiday blogging and airport security…

CALLS have been made for another Bank Holiday for the UK, which doesn’t have any between the summer and Christmas. After all, it might help the new PM in his quest to build a British identity. The Scots are less worried about a holiday to celebrate ‘community heroes’ than they are about taking a St Andrew’s Day off. (Could our Assembly not give us St Paddy’s off?!) But if you’re flying today, spare a thought for poor Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who wrote in g2 last week about his problems with US airports’ ‘random’ checks. Poor Gerry seems to be singled out more than most people who have never been in a terrorist organisation. Bless! Thank goodness he has the patience of a saint. Liked this extract: “You must be Irish,” he [man behind luggage desk] said. “You look like that guy, Adams.” “I know,” I said. “He’s always getting me into trouble.”