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In the light of todays attacks many thoughts cross your mind. Don't travel to London is one of them, and blow the [****!!****] to smithereens is another.

To do both or one of these things would be to show that the bad guy wins. That we have lost faith in those that can protect us from harm, that we need to go to extreme messures to win. We don't, to win all we need to do is carry on with our normal routines.

They can't blow us all up and they only way they can beat us is to change our way of life which effects how we go about our business. Okay so in many ways the Terrorists have detered how we live, we can no longer walk through Downing Street, something which I have never done but believe we were once allowed to do but unfortunately no more.

For me my current job will end in a few weeks (only a temp) and before todays events I was looking forward to traveling to London to look for work. Nothing has changed, I am still determined to travel to the nations capital looking for work and would encourage everyone else to treat London in the same way as before.

If before you wouldn't have gone to London for pleasure then I encourage you to do so. It's a beautiful city which has taken a knock. It won't deter us but it is still a knock.

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In these circumstance, you get many people calling for changes in television schedules and radio playlists, but such things seem a bridge too far, if done by all broadcasters and all radio companies. In such circumstances, it would be wiser to designate a particular station to give information to those caught up in the tragedy, so it is easier for victims to seek help.

24 hour News programmes are great at conveying certain info, but not so good at other things. Throughout the day, many mistakes are made and, if people switch off at these points, the public is mis-informed. Regular half-hourly bulletins supplying the TRUTH as it comes would surely be more helpful.

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Nice touch on the train coming home, which I managed to get at 4 o'clock at Charing Cross and was home by 5... some fella couldn't get a signal on his phone to ring his wife and about 15 people all offered him their phones to try. He took one, started to dial, then saw everyone on the train staring at him and was too embarrassed to make the call!

I'll be back in tomorrow if the trains are OK. Not a big fan of working in London, but you can't let these murdering scumbags stop the country from running.

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Well said Harry J. I agree with you 100%. If we let those scumbags disrupt our daily lives then they have won,and we may as well stay indoors all day every day. More power to your elbow mate <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

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A friend of mine works in the HSBC building in the Docklands. He says that loads of people aren't in work today, he's not happy about it. Calling them "limp wristed, pot smoking and spineless" lol

I think a lot of people saw it as a long weekend.

I see that some hotel owners / managers charged people triple the usual cost last night to stay in their hotels. B@$tards should have their licences revoked.

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yep i am in docklands as well, hardly any people in a few more now than at 8 o'clock, my boss is still trying to get in from Arsenal.

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Not entirely true - a lot of hotels were booked up very early and as a result the dearer rooms were all that were left.

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I'm a bit pi55ed off about ITV/ITN's coverage of yesterday's events.
They have a scrolling banner with "Target London" on it.
Smacks of unecessary sensationalism if you ask me.
But then...ITV's news coverage has always been aimed at the idiots amongst us.

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Quote:
mala said:
I'm a bit pi55ed off about ITV/ITN's coverage of yesterday's events.
They have a scrolling banner with "Target London" on it.
Smacks of unecessary sensationalism if you ask me.
But then...ITV's news coverage has always been aimed at the idiots amongst us.




i thought this as well.

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I stuck to BBC news for coverage as much as I could (the bbc web page was a 'mare to get on quite often yesterday).

I find it quite interesting how differently some news sources report this kind of thing. The BBC this morning was a very uplifting 'we will not be moved' kind of thing, showing the bravery of people yesterday. I was in WH Smiths a while back and noticed the Daily Star had gone with the headline "B@$tards". Different ways of reporting lol

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Don't think the ITV/ITN staff have ever watched The Day Today.

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Quote:
mala said:
Don't think the ITV/ITN staff have ever watched The Day Today.


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