Something quite remarkable has happened in this country as the hours have turned into days. It started with ordinary people interviewed on television and radio who invariably expressed an abhorrence of “returning” or “going back.”This is very good news.
... Across towns and cities people of all traditions assembled to protest in dignified but powerful silence. There was a constant reiteration that what had been achieved could not now be lost, that a peace process, for all its problems, could not be usurped and subverted by the gun.
138. Will it last? Is Park drawing big-pictures conclusions too quickly about people's responses to the attacks?
139. Does Ireland (the Republic) have any troops in either Afghanistan or Iraq?
140. Across the Channel: What's Gordon Brown's level of popularity at the moment? He was getting panned last summer, then riding high in the fall --- where's he at now?