Westminster (UPDATED)


9:05am: The fifth person now confirmed dead.

8:40am: On the anniversary of the Brussels’ attack last year, a suspected jihadi mounts the pavement along the eastern side of Westerminster Bridge and mows down people with his four-wheel drive car, before going on a stabbing rampage and getting shot while trying to storm the Parliament House in London. Four dead, including a policeman who was trying to stop him, at least 20 people injured.

(The top image from The Daily Mail, which, as always, has an excellent and rolling coverage)

This, apparently, is the reaction from the viewers of Al Jazeera live stream a few hours ago:


To use the movie industry analogy, we (thankfully) don’t get too many big studio, star cast, blockbusters any more. There are however a lot more of low-budget indie productions, or even some home-made fan homage productions.

And a flashback to a helpful reminder from last year from London’s Mayor:

Sadiq Khan has said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers.

We miss you, Boris. While it’s undoubtedly and unfortunately true, people need someone who will stir and steel their hearts. Imagine Churchill fighting war with this sort of rhetoric. Mind you, for most people, including the Khans of this world, this is not a war, but merely some nuisance that distracts them occasionally from far more important things like combating unhealthy body image or fighting trolls.