As a largely unmilitarised country, Britain (like many other Western countries) is a soft target for terrorists. But that very softness makes attacking us in this way pointless: it’s like punching a sponge. We won’t change – we like our country how it is.
It’s possible that by drawing attention to themselves, the people who did this may have changed some aspect of the world, but as for advancing their cause – how can they when the only discernable motive they have is hatred? Does murder really win them support at home? I doubt it.
We in Britain have done and continue to do some terrible things. I wish we would stop, but today isn’t going to make any difference either way.
If you or anyone you know was hurt today, I’m sorry.