Parsons Green terror attack | Last Night of the Proms | Fat in London sewers | Non-alcoholic drinks
I watched police vehicles rushing to Parsons Green underground station to try to protect us from people intent on pursuing their interests with bombs. And I remembered that only days ago, at the massive arms bazaar in London’s Docklands, that same police force had arrested around a hundred of those of us intent on nonviolently resisting the lucrative business of supplying people intent on pursuing their interests with bombs (Report, 11 September). Funny old world.
• As well as the abundant supply of EU flags on show at the Last Night of the Proms (Get real, Farage tells EU flag-waving prommers, 11 September), presumably it was also no coincidence that Nina Stemme sang of Poor Jenny who “in 27 languages couldn’t say no”. And, as if anyone had missed the point, “Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies” was missing from Henry Wood’s Fantasia.