OPINION: France attack a timely reminder

IF ever we needed proof that we live in the lucky country we just have to read the pages of our national press.

The Sunday Mail summed it up in one word "Madness" yesterday.

The crazed zealots of this world continually come up with new ways to cause carnage and chaos and we seem to be powerless to stop them.

How do you stop someone who doesn't care if they die?

That is the key question in all of this. If someone was driving down the main street in Ipswich today and suddenly decided that they'd turn their car into a busy pedestrian mall how could we prevent them from doing it?

The authorities have been telling us for years that we all have to be vigilant in our communities and report anything that is even in the slightest suspicious. If we needed some convincing on this, I don't believe we do any more.



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