London bombs… the reactions

Just a follow-up to the previous entry, really. A collection of links relating to the aftermath of the London terrorist attacks…

Good comprehensive sources of information can now be found on the BBC’s dedicated mini-site and the Wikipedia entry.

The group (supposedly) responsible for the attacks claims that “Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters.”. Yeah, right. One way of showing your defiance is to post a picture to We’re not Afraid!

For people who want to make a more public show of their fearlessness, there’s a pledge over on Pledgebank to organise a public demonstration. They need 2500 people in total… an hour or so milling about in London isn’t much to ask, is it?

Above all, we’re British… when stuff goes wrong, our main worry is how long we should keep a respectful silence before we can start emailing jokes to each other. Some sincere and well-meaning Americans started a LiveJournal community to show their sympathy for London. And it’s so sweet of them. It’s just that… well, they kind of misjudged just how unsentimental we can be. Read London Hurts for yourself, starting at the bottom of the page.

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