Keep Calm and Vote on: How the British respond to Terrorism

My nation was shaken but not too stirred by the horrendous events of the terror attack on Saturday night. And this week there have been worse atrocities in other countries we often don't pay so much attention to.¬†The London Bridge attack¬†came in the context of two other recent UK atrocities.To the bemusement of many from outside this island, but not to the surprise of most inside it, one leader called on people not to be too alarmed, stating that London remains perhaps the safest global city … [Read more...]

Paris Terror attack: We are at war. But not against Islam

We wake up this morning to news of great tragedy in Paris. Before we went to bed, we knew there had been attacks. Today we learn that over 120 are dead. More than 200 have been wounded, at least 80 of them seriously. There were eight attackers. Bullets were sprayed. We are told at least seven attackers blew themselves up with suicide vests.This, not on the streets of a Middle East hotspot of terror, but of a capital city of a major Western power.When I woke there had been no official … [Read more...]