Our MPs began their annual 80 day recess today. They talk about business as normal, and yet head out to Provence, or Andalucia, or wherever it is, with families in tow.
I am beginning to get a little bit upset.
We face a huge challenge. Now is not the time to leave London to its own devices, or should I say, it is not the time to leave London to the bombers’ devices. Anyway, thanks to many of these politicians.
I hope you enjoy your time off. Why do citizens think its acceptable that politicians have so much time off in times of peace, let alone in times of terror?
The sirens have been blatting all day. The streets are crawling with cops. The police have made one kill already this morning (losing an important source in the process?). Things are not normal. How could they be? What could be more extraordinary?
Do I want knee jerk reactions and new legislation on the fly? No.
But I do want our politicians to stand firm with London. Tony Blair was once goaded into talking of a willingness to pay the blood price. Well its civilians, not just soldiers in Iraq, that are footing the bill.
By your actions, not your words, shall we know you.