“All terrorists are politely reminded that THIS IS LONDON and whatever you do to us we will drink tea and jolly well carry on thank you.”
Londoners have expressed defiance after the terrorist attack at Westminster, sharing messages of solidarity on social media.
It began like any other early afternoon in Westminster. Inside the Houses of Parliament, MPs were gathering in the Commons chamber to vote, while journalists and parliamentary staff worked in their offices, and parties of schoolchildren and other visitors mingled around the rambling parliamentary estate.
• November 2001: Real IRA car bomb detonated in Birmingham by republican dissidents.
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Charlotte Hogg’s original error was perhaps forgivable. It was astonishing that she could omit her brother’s job at Barclays in a form asking about personal relationships that could be perceived as creating conflicts of interest. It is jaw-dropping that she could have written the Bank of England’s code herself and yet failed to follow its precise instructions. But even senior people can make basic mistakes.
Charlotte Hogg had to go.