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Common sense should have prevailed at Braehead - Hume

October 10, 2011 2:26 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume has criticised the actions of Braehead Shopping Centre after a father was threatened with anti-terror legislation for taking a photograph of his daughter.

Jim Hume MSPJim Hume MSP6000 people have now signed up to a Facebook campaign to boycott Braehead Shopping Centre after the incident at the weekend.

Commenting, Mr Hume said:

"When a father cannot photograph his daughter without being threatened with laws designed for terrorists then we know big brother has got too big for his boots.

"A photo of a four year old enjoying an ice cream is not a matter of national security.

"A little bit of common sense would have told officers that there was no need for such a threat. People are rightly angry that common sense seemed to be at such a premium."