Business as usual
So has the bombing changed anything - apart from the human cost to a thankfully small number of people?
In my hours on the London bound train yesterday, and in Reading and Newbury, both towns with close links to the Capital, I saw and heard nothing of shock or outrage. Surprise, yes. But this attack has been seen as inevitable for a long time. And before this bunch we had the IRA killing in our streets. So we are not indifferent to it but we are defiant and inured to it. As the Windmill used to proudly boast "We never close" so business as usual is the best response. Sod'em we carry on.
The other reactions in the media are all predictable. The warmth and generosity of response from America is particularly welcome; Tony saying the right words, but failing to sound statesman like; even the scum saying it is either Isreal's or our own fault are reasuring in their consistancy, it means nothing has changed.
We carry on, but with renewed vigour.