Please be gentle. I am nursing a fairly virulent, vengeful hangover. It’s all the fault of last night’s impossibly glamorous Security Excellence Awards, where the cream of the security crop in the UK gathered to celebrate, and, inevitably, drink to excess. I’ve spent this morning putting some photos on the website – you can have a look at some of them here, and then there’s the photos of winners, and there are even more photos of entertainment and things of that nature as well.
In addition to this melange of Excellence-based excitement, there’s the opportunity to get yourself involved in a new security-themed documentary – or at least to help get one made by offering your wisdom and contacts and security know-how and whatnot. It sounds to me like it could be even better than those ones about kids born with five heads or the man who ate his legs or people who like to pretend they live in a slightly more attractive postcode then the one they really do live in. Even better than those! Yes, it is possible.
Also read the latest diatribe from SMT Editor Brian Sims. It deals with the downfall of former Met Police chief Sir Ian Blair, and from what I gather, ‘scathing’ would be a fairly apt word to use when describing its contents.
To balance that out, this week’s Song About Security comes from lycra advocate Olivia Newton-John. As far as I am aware she has never been in charge of even a tiny provincial police force, let alone an organisation as large as the Met.
Thankyou very much for reading this far. This has taken me much longer than it would have normally, and I appreciate your indulgence. Here is a game about my current status. Enjoy!