The Metro newspaper in London is reporting that if you see anyone carrying more than one mobile phone, you might well be a terrorist.
People should report anyone suspicious who owns more than one mobile phone, a counter-terrorism campaign launched on Tuesday is urging.
All well and good.
However, an increasing amount of people are carrying two handsets — one for work, one for personal — particularly given the fact that no one handset does ‘everything’.
I generally don’t leave the house with less than three handsets.
Goodness knows what that will make me in the eyes of the Great Unwashed British Public.
I’ve got visions of being backed into a corner in some tube station by a horde of growling normobs, whilst I yell, with no small amount of pleading, ‘THEY’RE ON CONTRACT, THEY’RE ON CONTRACT!’
You see, the campaign points to the fact that bad people often carry lots of anonymous pay-as-you-go handsets:
One poster says: ‘Terrorists need communications. They often collect and use many anonymous pay-as-you-go phones, as well as swapping Sim cards and handsets.’
So, when you’re out and about with your N95 and your iPhone, beware the newly suspicious normobs.
(Thanks for the link Mark)