Silence is hard to achieve


imagesThe last few hours since the terrible attack on Westminster have seen a wide range of responses from people some of which are almost as appalling as the attack itself. Two public responses that have stood out came from Simon Jenkins who is a journalist and Katie Hopkins who is a minor celebrity and gets invited to spout her bile in newspapers and on TV to a disturbing extent. Simon appeared on newsnight arguing that focusing on the attack simply gave breath to the terror which the attacker was determined to achieve and that news media should focus on other things. Whilst I fully agree with Simon, the fact that he had to appear on a programme that was focusing on the attack to make his statement, led to the statement itself sounding a bit confusing to say the least. The least said about the crap out of Katie Hopkins mouth the better. The challenge is how do we say nothing in a context where news media demands people to speak up?

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About ianchisnall

I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.
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