The city of London has been in the news lately and as good reason can tell; it hasn’t been for all the right reasons.
A string of terrorist attacks has plagued the city leaving Londoners to question the ability of the security establishment in doing their job – to protect them.
It is has become evident to the observing eye that something needs to change in the way security matters are dealt with.
A raft of fixes have been thrown around including a review or total rewriting of the civil liberties that the west is has been known for in an attempt to deal with the problem at hand.
These attacks have played out at a time when Britons were in the middle of election campaign process.
The prime minister Theresa May had called a snap election as a way to ‘strenthen her hand’ at the negotiating table as the UK begins the process to exit the European Union (EU).
Her plan didn’t turnout as expected leaving her with anything but a majority in the parliament, a weaker hand is what she got.
She has now had to form a coalition government.
The Grenfell fire incidence only her election loss off the front pages of major newspapers and other media; and stirred public anger at her government handling of fire.
Pressure on her was only compounded.
It is reported that 58 perished in the fire that gutted the 20 floor building. Preliminary findings at the time found an unresponsive fire alarm system and highly flamable materials to blame.
So much in a span of a few weeks.
The threat of terrorism has grown over the years shifting from attacks effected by terrorists from lands afar to attacks effected by people from those very communities; a trend that has been termed as ‘home-grown terrorism.’