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I am not changing my group's plans for nearly a month in London, Bath and North Yorkshire due to the attacks. However, the majority of that group agrees that if Britain is foolish enough to put a throwback Marxist-Leninist in authority we may well pull the plug.
The incredible statistic that needs to go round the world is 8 minutes. In less time than you could get dressed and brush your teeth, the UK police arrived on the scene and shot the perpetrators dead. When one realises that the police had no advance warning of where terrorists would strike and how, this is a phenomenal response and in some ways, it should actually reassure visitors.
If the police were armed the statistic would probably be 1 minute, more lives saved and less people injured.
Interesting that Cressida Dick was against the general arming of the police. Also, if the UK were to move to arm all its police, would that create an impression that the UK is a safer place or a less safe place?