A Tunisian traveller measures the size of his cellphone in a frame on the check-in counter to be cleared for boarding his London-bound flight at the Tunis-Carthage International Airport late last month. Photo: AFP

US and UK ban on electronics on flights won’t shield us from terrorism if we aren’t already protected

Kevin Rafferty says new restrictions imposed by the US and Britain in fact offer little defence, and raise questions about the security measures already in place

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A Tunisian traveller measures the size of his cellphone in a frame on the check-in counter to be cleared for boarding his London-bound flight at the Tunis-Carthage International Airport late last month. Photo: AFP
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