Terror fears in Walthamstow. Quite a nice, balanced little article from the BBC in reaction to the recent arrests, and in particular that of a young man from Walthamstow, on terrorism charges. I live in Walthamstow and I agree that people in the area generally seem to get on very well. I’ve detected no unpleasant atmosphere, no tension at all. It’s nice here and I like it.
I don’t pretend to know anything about the government’s intelligence, but given the recent appalling errors, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it turns out that at least some of the people arrested on Thursday are entirely innocent. Having said that, I don’t know and I can’t judge. That’s what the courts are for, and I hope they’ll be allowed to do their job fairly and impartially, and in possession of all the facts.