Blair's "No" To Public Enquiry, On 7/7 London Tube Train Bombing
Being bombed, by as bad a bunch of barmy, brainwashed bigots as the majority of the British public is ever likely to come across, can only be classed correctly as one of the most terrible personal traumas/tragedies imaginable.
But in the league table of terrible tragedies, how close behind such outrages comes the sheer bombasticidity of a British Prime Minister, apparently perfectly prepared to pile even more pain upon surviving victims of savage, terrorist attacks ?
That those still suffering so much [ in various ways ], from the London tube bombing horror which was recently heaped upon them - should, so to speak - have the proverbial salt rubbed right into their wounds -- by their own government -- surely should be construed as completely unthinkable, obviously unbearable, patently unacceptable and totally unforgivable.
Yet that's precisely what Premier Blair's deliberate & coldly calculated decision to dismiss calls for a public enquiry -- with damned near despicable disdain -- amounts to.
"Tough!" He seems to be saying, " Get over it. You shut up and get on with it, while we go on doing what we want to."
Well, there's at least one particular London tube bombing survivor - Rachel from North London - who is definitely not going to shut up.
No, Prime Minister.
And furthermore -- nor will many more.
Rachel's been writing a regular blog relating to our capital city's 7/7, underground rail system's shocking bombing story - and more.
It's a 'must-read' - and you'd better believe it. Has This Old Brit or Richard ever lied here before ?
And from this day on they are both are right behind Rachel, et al -- as is a veritable bevy, of great British bloggers.
So, be sure to spend some time scrolling your away around Rachel's blog. There's a helluva lot to look at - including contributions from fellow survivors' -- and many sincerely concerned kindred spirits. Along with loads & loads of links.
Additionally, there's a two page spread written by Rachel for today's Sunday Times. So be sure to read that too.
And now of course there's the online, public petition for a public enquiry.
This Old Brit says we should all sign it; to prove to all our politicians - from all the political parties - that we, the British public are NOT a pushover. And that we will not be pushed around. Not by any terrorist - nor by any politician.
British parliamentarians/politicians are expressly elected to 'serve' the British public. So they should be shown, by all available legal means, that the British public will never under any circumstances, simply submit to subservience.
Politicians prevail and/or prosper, mainly, courtesy of public apathy. They thrive on the individual's indifference.
And that's not right. That's not how life in 21st century Britain should be. Not for any of us.
Regardless of our personal, political party preferences.