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I am at Heathrow airport because there's someone I have to meet. I just don't yet know who

By Richard Beard   April 2007

Heathrow airport is one of the few places in England you can be sure of seeing a gun. These guns are carried by policemen in short-sleeved shirts and black flak jackets, alert for terrorists about to blow up Tie Rack. They are unlikely to confront me directly, but if they do I shall tell them the truth. I shall state my business. I’m planning to stop at Heathrow airport until I see someone I know.

In the busiest airport in the world this shouldn’t take long, and I expect to be home before Ally leaves for work. It is 06.43.…

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