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Londoners “very blasé” Over Car Bomb

by | 29th, June 2007

THERE are times when I am proud to be British: when Tony Blair exits Westminster and there are no crowds, only a man carrying a placard on which is written “Sod Off Tony”; when football crowds make up chants on the wing; and when we use mock German accents to describe anything officious.

And when there’s a massive car bomb at the end of the street:

Local resident Angela Coster, who lives in Haymarket, told the BBC she found out about the bomb from television news.

“We’re in a residential block in Haymarket – it seems strange that there’s 18 flats in the block and not one person was woken up. It’s kind of off-putting in a way,” she said.

People are just having a look and obviously wanting to know how they can get to where they’re going.

Ms Coster said a police officer could not tell her whether she would be able to return home after work.

“He had no idea whether we’d be able to get back in or not… if the blue tarp is still there I don’t think I’ll feel very safe,” she said.

Another eye-witness Sonja Bakkes said that most people in the area seemed “very blasé” about the situation.

“People are just having a look and obviously wanting to know how they can get to where they’re going but everyone’s very calm. No one’s overly excited.

“Everyone’s going to work as usual… I don’t think people really know what’s going on.”

No-one knows what’s really going on. But carry on…



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