The realy gotcha about this is that we've been told that you can only take a book as carry on luggage,
It's worse than that here. You can't take any books or magazines through security so you have to pack everything into your checkin baggage.
You CAN buy a magazine or book once you're past security. Faced with a long flight what are YOU going to do?
Oh well, at least the shops inside the airport and past the security check-ins will be happy - lots of increased sales!
I'm sure MI5 or whoever made this decision will have a reason for why a book/magazine one side of the security check-in is dangerous, but the other side isn't. After all, the ability to get dodgy and potentially dangerous materials to the shops with casual
labour inside the airport is non-existent isn't it?! (FX: rolls eyes)