Back to London
Yesterday was a long day in central London and first time I had been back since the bombings.
The tube seems just as busy as normal maybe not quite but certainly there was no noticeable diffference. You can now see everybody checking each other out though on the tube with an air of suspicion and asking the questions in their mind are you a terrorist?, what have you got in your bag? which I suppose is a good thing which were probablya ll guilty of at the moment that people are being observant and looking for signs of trouble but it just adds to the anxiety and unfriendliness of the tube.
One solution to this I read in the Metro yesterday suggested by a reader was to have voluntary bag officers on the tube which anybody could become where you wear something to signify you were one and ask to look in each others bags and have a chat to remove the suspicion and anxiety with the hope to create a more friendly atmosphere where everybody knows each other so there is no suspicion plus you know your safe with the people around you.
I don't think the TFL (Transport for London) will adopt it but its not a bad suggestion which does make some sense
Anyway entry on me going to US Embassy to get a visa to follow