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Education: How We Should Seek To Understand While We Condemn The Westminster Attack

 Perhaps the best way to describe the mood in the UK tonight – on the day when over forty people have suffered at the hands of a crazed, isolated lunatic – is saddened, but not traumatised. Setting aside the “Twitter-emote” hyperbole, it feels like most people are less inclined to #PrayForLondon than they are to get back to normal, while seeking to understand why it happened. As Seun Roberts-Edomi, who worked close to Westminster Bridge, said, he would be back tomorrow like every other day in the office. “I’ve never been scared. This is what I’m used to. It can …

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The Blame Game

I’ve had a cutting hanging around in my jeans for weeks. I was just about to wash them, but decided to share it with you, just before it goes in the wash, metaphorically and literally. I do so because, to me, it symbolises the mood of the nation at the moment: we just want someone to blame for all the crap we’re having to endure. Personally, as someone who has great cause to thank the NHS for its response to my sudden, and serious, health problems, I don’t feel anything like as recriminatory, but maybe I’m just a middle-class softie. …

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