“Tony Blair has vowed the British people will not be intimidated after blasts hit London’s transport network.
Mr Blair earlier returned to London from the G8 summit in Gleneagles, but has made clear the talks will continue.
A statement from the G8 called the blasts ‘an attack not on one nation but on all nations and civilised people’.”
Our thoughts and heart-felt feelings go out to those famililes who today so cruely and unexpectedly lost loved ones, and to those people wounded who are now in London’s hospitals.
Our praise goes to the terrific professionalism and selflessness of the emergency services, and their preparedness for this awful eventuality.
What a terrible, callous atrocity – made even worse by its close proximity to the peaceful weekend determination to end global poverty in Edinburgh, and the UK’s euphoria yesterday around the Olympics decision.
Yet, as the news unfolded in the West London office I was working in, the overwhelming sentiment was “make sure everyone is safe, grieve, keep going, keep things normal – otherwise the bad guys win”.
Let us hope that this inspiring “London spirit”, which has risen above so many challenges over the centuries, will continue to prevail – not only in the UK but in civilised society worldwide.