When the public gathered around televisions and radios to find out what was going on in London on Thursday, July 7, it was not Tony Blair or even his deputy John Prescott who first addressed the nation on behalf of the government.
At 10.53am, it was the Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, who grimly approached the waiting media outside Downing Street to make a statement.
He confirmed that there had been a “number of dreadful incidents'‘, and...
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