You really couldn't make it up. According to this report in the Daily Mail today, Haringey Council, the local authority at the centre of the Baby P scandal, placed a foster child with the ringleader of the airline bomb plotters, Abdulla Ahmed Ali. Ali lived with relatives who were approved as foster carers by the Council. Now, without knowing all of the facts I don't know what, if anything, this says about the competence of staff at Haringey, but you've got to admit that this is extremely unfortunate, to say the very least.

Apparently, the plotters intended to take children with them onto the aircraft, to reduce suspicion.


  1. There's nothing there to indicate that they did anything wrong, apart from possibly assuming that there is such a thing as a "Moslem infant".

  2. Quite right. That's why I said 'if anything'.


Post a comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment on this post. Constructive comments are always welcome, even if they do not coincide with my views! Please note, however, that comments will be removed or not published if I consider that:
* They are not relevant to the subject of this post; or
* They are (or are possibly) defamatory; or
* They breach court reporting rules; or
* They contain derogatory, abusive or threatening language; or
* They contain 'spam' advertisements (including links to any commercial websites).
Please also note that I am unable to give advice.