“David Davis, the shadow home secretary, has urged Home Secretary Reid ‘to think again … whether deliberately or not, the government have not told the British public the whole truth about the circumstances and mistakes leading up to the July 7 attacks’.” – The Guardian
My book, Terror on the Tube, Behind the Veil of 7/7′ aims to open up some degree of public debate over who perpetrated the London bombings, and why they might have done it.
It is far from evident that we have been given any proper answers to this grave question. This site includes additional information, updates and news of recent July 7th developments as the investigation continues. Collectively, we have to use our powers of reason. If we don’t do this, then what Goya described in his painting will assuredly happen: ‘When Reason Sleeps, Monsters are Born.’
Politicians want to control you through fear, and so they need ways of invoking fear-and-terror, as told so well in the BBC trilogy, ‘The Power of Nightmares’. The best way to avoid this, in my view, is through well-informed thought and collective discourse. Shocking though some of my conclusions may be, we must not flinch from reaching them if they are warranted. In my youth, I would never have believed that the Powers that Be could do such things! I was working as a science historian at UCL adjacent to Tavistock Square, where the July 7th bus bomb went off. It seemed to me, as someone who has lived in London for most of his life, that my training as a science historian was relevant and could be useful for investigating this quite technological type of crime.