They are for your safety! So the Government told us when they introduced the Airport body scanners. This has of course, much like everything else NuLabour get their grubby paws on, turned out to be complete and utter bollocks.
A Heathrow Security Guard has had his collar felt after perving at a female colleagues tits.
So there we have it. Want to go on holiday abroad (providing you can get a flight in the first place of course - NuLabour NuStrikes you see) then get ready to be sniggered at, perved over and generally humiliated by some Goon in Security.
Oh and it wont stop a single act of 'Terror' The bombers will simply shove the TNT up their arse.