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Brexit is Titanic

“Brexit means Brexit, and we are going to make a TITANIC success of it”.

Britain’s way of life threatened

“Britain’s way of life is threatened by a culture with strange accents, wearing unusual clothing, who attended special schools and are part of a closed society that doesn’t integrate with the rest of us.”

We don’t have much of that problem in New Zealand.

World view – Thursday

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Westminster Parliament car crash – suspicion of terrorism

BBC: Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament.

The vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST, injuring three people.

The 29-year-old suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police, and is not co-operating with officers. Searches are taking place in Birmingham and Nottingham.

Two people were treated in hospital for their injuries but discharged.

Scotland Yard’s head of counter terrorism Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: “Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident.”

Urging the public to remain vigilant but “carry on as normal”, Theresa May added: “For the second time in as many years the home of our democracy, which is a potent symbol of our precious values of tolerance and freedom, has witnessed terrible scenes just yards from its door.”

The suspect, who has not been formally identified, is being held at a south London police station and the vehicle is being searched.

Sources say he is from the Birmingham area.

Security Minister Ben Wallace told the BBC the suspect was British but originally from another country.

This sort of attack is bloody awful. Fortunately this time there have been no deaths, but it is an ongoing concern in the UK.

Security bollards seem to have been fairly effective.

See Missy’s coverage here

 

Is this the future of Australia?

Some people and groups of people try to take things too far.

And some people and groups of people over-react.

There’s no way the Aussies can take away our ANZAC Day.

World view – Wednesday

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