The Personal Disquiet of

Mark Boulton

We’re safe

– July 8th, 2005 –

Following yesterday’s atrocities, just a quick note to say Emma and I are fine. Fortunately neither of us had meetings in London yesterday and all of our friends and colleagues and alive and well.

It was surreal watching it all unfold yesterday as I used to work just around the corner from Kings Cross and would be stepping off the tube about that time, it’s all very odd. Like a lot of people have said, the UK public have endured terrorist attacks for years but it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. I was unfortunate enough to be in Manchester at the time of the IRA bomb several years ago and if there’s one thing that amazed me was the public’s strength in coping with an attack such as that, a feeling of determination in the face of terrorism. That was very evident yesterday.

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