Terrorism

Here in the UK we are in the throes of a general election. The last one we had was June 2017.

At round about that time there were some terrible terrorist incodents. One was at a music concert in Manchester. There was another in London, on London Bridge. These attacks, and others, caused loss of life, horrific injuries and were utterly deplorable.

Well, sadly, it has happened again, yesterday (Friday) at lunch time on London Bridge again. Two people were killed and their attacker, who appeared to have a suicide bomb vest (it later turned out to be fake) was shot dead.

You can read about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50594810

Now, this saddens me greatly, not just because terrorism is a terrible thing but also because I have a great affection for London Bridge and the area. I travelled through it twice a day to and from work for very many years. I always loved getting the bus over the bridge, seeing the river, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

It’s a very historic area. There is Southwark Cathedral, the Clink jail, the Borough market, now a bit of a tourist trap, some old coaching inns… There are also many fine restaurants and wine bars, and it is very busy at all times.

The actual station has undergone massive refurbishment recently. Traveling through became a real pain as workscontinued, but it looks sensational now.

The terrorists have motives I do not understand. They want to interrupt our way of life, our democracy. The best thing Londoners can do is carry on, but be aware.

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