Terrorists are weak and pathetic individuals
Only two weeks ago I wrote in the Reformer about the horrendous terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Sadly, terrorism once again struck at the heart of British life on Saturday night.
At 10pm people would have been enjoying a drink and a laugh with friends in London’s Borough Market.
But within minutes seven of them lay dead, murdered by three terrorists who drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a knife attack in the market.
It was only the quick reactions of our heroic emergency services that prevented further loss of life, gunning down those responsible within eight minutes.
Along with Manchester and the attack at Westminster in March, Islamist extremists have killed 34 people in the UK in just over 70 days.
These are the actions of weak, pathetic men. The dregs of humanity. Whatever their goal is, they will fail, that is the only certainty in an uncertain world.
With a general election taking place tomorrow the political ramifications of the past few weeks will become clear. I would urge all readers to make sure they get out to make their voice heard.
Finally it was great to see so many people enjoying the Landemer Day celebrations in Rutherglen, despite the weather.
The Queen and her court carried out their duties superbly and the committee deserve a huge round of applause. The same cannot be said for those who continued to spray the Main Street with silly string.
We have an eight-page special on Landemer this week starting on page 35. Do not worry if your picture is not there, we will have more in next week’s paper.