Westminster in the firing line
Timothy Compston considers the ramifications of the recent attack on the heart of British democracy.
The tragic events that played out in and around Westminster last month, while Parliament was in session, may have lasted a mere 82 seconds but the security implications of the loss of life and serious injury that resulted will undoubtedly reverberate around the capital for months and years to come. Ultimately, it was only thanks to the bravery of the police officers on duty that the assailant – subsequently identified as Khalid Masood, 52 – was prevented from inflicting further fatalities in what has the . . .