Don Arthur has posted on the London bombings immediately below (although there’s something very strange going on with his post at the moment). For me, it’s too early to say anything wise or even sensible about these dreadful events. We don’t even know how many have been killed and seriously injured, although I suspect it will be rather higher than some of the more sanguine commentators have been suggesting on TV. It may conceivably be no worse than an average casualty day in Baghdad, but that is hardly a comfort to the families of victims in either place, to whom all our hearts go out. Nor do we definitely know who is responsible, although an Al’Qaeda affiliate seems a pretty fair bet.
Feel free to comment here through the night, but please try to avoid partisan sledging at least for the moment.