Mr Wolmar is also wrong in his statement that, "Nobody is suggesting that a bomb could destroy the tunnel itself." I blow things up for a living, and I suggest it. When I attempted to discuss this disagreeable possibility privately with Eurotunnel some years ago, they responded with a bland assurance that all possible risks had been considered by the best possible experts.
I do agree with Christian Wolmar in that pseudo-security or, as he puts it, "sloppy practices", are counter-productive. The self-important and condescending "we do not discuss security matters" with which Eurotunnel dismisses honest and informed enquiry may be truer than they mean to imply.
Yours faithfully, Sidney Alford Explosives Engineering Corsham, Wiltshire 31 JanuaryReuse content