Sunday, July 09, 2006


On Friday 7th July, the nation remembered the victims of the 7/7 London bombings, with many workplaces and individuals observing two minute’s silence at noon to remember those who sadly lost their lives that day. A service of remembrance was held at London’s Hyde Park, culminating in members of the public laying flowers within a mosaic in Queen Mary's Gardens in the park. Prime Minister Tony Blair said the anniversary was an opportunity for "the whole nation to come together".

The government has so far refused to launch an enquiry into the events of 7/7, the main reason being money. Unfortunately you can’t put a price on people’s lives. The sooner Mr Blair realises that, the better. Surely the only way to stop something like the atrocities of 7/7 ever happening again is to launch a full enquiry. We owe it to the victims and their families, to find out who was behind the terrible atrocities of that day. There are still so many unanswered questions. Until a full investigation is launched and with the threat of more terrorist activity hanging over us, none of the people in this country will ever feel secure again. A similar situation occurred in the States but unlike Mr Blair, George Bush set up a 9/11 Commission ending any myths or speculation surrounding the September 11th attacks. The American people then had some reassurance. Like our American neighbours, the British public demand nothing less. Tony Blair has been battling to win back public confidence since the events surrounding the Iraq war. Acknowledging what happened on 7th July would be a step in the right direction.

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