I always thought the liquid explosive thing back in August was a bit far-fetched. Now the First Post is suggesting that the whole thing was highly ramped by anti-libertarian, vote-seeking New Labour robopoliticians.
As a private citizen (what other kind is there?), it's very hard to tell who's right. The information just isn't there, although in this case the internet sources seem fairly clear that this stuff is not do-able.
Most of us don't know, though, and the politicians are the most `don't know' of all. But they make the laws so when all liberty is gone, we'll know who to blame.