Posts tagged: London Bombing

Lost in Translation

I have to confess to a sneaking admiration for suicide bombers, not for what they do, mind, but the way that they do it. Whatever their actions, you have to admit that they are prepared to put their own arse on the line for what they believe in.

Now I know what you’re going to say next, “They’ve been brainwashed into it,” and you’re probably right. But still, being willing to give up your life for a credo can’t be disregarded. Read more ›››

It’s Been a Strange Old Day

To start with, the roads to work were really quiet. Yes, I know it’s ‘holiday time,’ but the city centre was very empty, as was the station. Eerie. Despite all of the ‘chin-up’ and ‘they shall not prevail’ Churchillian pap, it seems the country decided to stay at home today. Just in case.

I have to say, it didn’t cross my mind. Showered, shaved and dressed, I was on my way. And if I had thought about it, today must have been the very safest you could have moved on public trasport. More bobbies than you could shake a stick at without getting shot, CS gas in the face or tasered. Read more ›››


I was driving home tonight at about 6.30 and drove round the M60, the signs simply read: “Avoid London Today.” I know they were trying to be helpful, but assuming I had managed to avoid tv, radio, the internet, email and any form of human contacts and knew nothing of today’s events, what was I meant to make of “Avoid London Today?” Read more ›››