I was delighted when Michael O’Leary threatened to sue the government last week over their absurd security measures. No politician is going to criticise the new regime, because it will rebound on them so badly if there is another attack, regardless of whether mothers sucking baby milk would have prevented it. By contrast, there is political milage to be gained on all sides from an ongoing security crisis, even if it is a perceived rather than a real one.
I’m not saying O’Leary is any less objectionable than the politicians, only more honest. He’s clear that the “safety measures” are losing him money (as they would be even if they were necessary/effective). But at least he’s honest about that.