So we have another week and, in the UK, another attack.
I do find it quite premature that we have people calling for more powers for the security services. I’m not automatically saying these people are wrong, but both of these last attacks seem to show that there seems to be a problem with the anti-terror people being able to sort the wheat from the chaff, not so much with them having raw material in the first place. Whether this boils down to resourcing issues, who’s to say?
As an observer (I cast my postal vote a few weeks ago, so am unaffected by current campaigning), I do find it a bit strange that given a simple binary choice, some people still say they trust Theresa May more than Jeremy Corbyn. I mean, I happened to see Amber Rudd (who is the Conservative Interior Minister) on tv, and indeed have since heard May herself, saying that we needed to vote for their party if we wanted to be safe…..and I couldn’t help but wonder exactly what their definition of “safe” was! I mean, just by looking at the track record, it isn’t exactly glittering. I’d be tempted just to give the other guy a chance, purely on the grounds that the incumbents have done quite a poor job. I’d say some new thinking was required.
But, of course, general elections are not a simple binary choice.