Terrorists are losers, not monsters. We mustn’t suspend our election because of them : The Telegraph

How should politics react to the Manchester attack? It has become customary in recent times that, when such terrorist atrocities occur during an election campaign, the campaign is suspended for a period. Following the terrible murder of Jo Cox MP, campaigning for the EU referendum was suspended for 48 hours. In response to the Manchester attack, campaigning for the general election has been suspended too, with some suggestions that that suspension might last until the weekend. But is this the right thing to do?

Politics is not a game. It can be fun. It involves larger-than-life characters, publicity stunts, rousing speeches, comical one-liners, silly posters, colourful rosettes. But it is not a branch of the entertainment industry, some frivolity that we should put aside when important and urgent matters come up.

Donald Trump reacted to the Manchester attack by saying that he would not give the terrorists the satisfaction of calling them “monsters”. They would like that idea – a monster, a thing of terror to frighten us. Instead, he said that from now on he would call them “losers”. Well said, that man. That’s what they are: losers. Jealous of the innocent fun of young girls. Frightened of their own desires and too ill-disciplined to tame them. Finding so little joy in life that they want to die to deny joy to others.




  1. The suspension of election campaigning is a cynical Tory ploy to grab all the headlines, by using the terror attack as a shield against criticism from the other parties.

    I don’t think much of Nuttall, the UKIP leader, but he has decided to start back on the campaign tomorrow by releasing their manifesto, and he’s right to do so.

    In my opinion, the others should do the same, and not dance to the Torie’s tune.


    Liked by 1 person

    1. The attack in Manchester is again being used as an indirect attack on Corbyn…

      “Son of top Jeremy Corbyn aide claims Manchester terror attack came at ‘ideal time’ for Theresa May”
      The son of Jeremy Corbyn’s top election strategist said the Manchester suicide bombing had come at an “unbelievably ideal time” for Theresa May, according to reports.

      Jack Murray, whose father Andrew Murray was recently installed as Mr Corbyn’s election chief, wrote on Facebook that the media would be “entirely focused” on the attack rather than the “disastrous” Tory campaign.


  2. If a week is a long time in politics, two weeks is an eternity.

    Lynton Crosby should have advised his Tory masters that around the 3rd/4th of June – – four to five days before the election – would be the best time to carry out a false flag.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s