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Much of the reporting about the terrorist attacks has been shown later to be total tosh ...

London Attacks: Facts

If you’ve been following the story closely, you’ll already be aware that much of the reporting about the terrorist attacks in London has been shown, in hours, days or weeks, to be total tosh. Matthew Parris, probably the best commentator in the British media, explores the problem and concludes:

From a certain point of view, the journalist, the politician, the police chief and the terrorist can be seen as locked in a macabre waltz of the mind, no less distorting for being unconscious. We should not to join that dance.

If you haven’t been following the story closely, his commentary will also bring you up to date.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph deserves to be commended for its survey (as solid-looking as any such survey can be) of the attitudes of British Muslims to the London attacks. Get the facts here; it is one of those stories that is bound to be quoted and misquoted for some time to come.

About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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