Monday, June 05, 2006

7/7 Report from London Assembly out now

The London Assembly's report is out at 10am, and well done to all the survivors who have spoken out to give testimony, publicly and privately. Some of us met up on Friday and we've talked to the media, who are giving a lot of coverage to the story. We are really hoping that lessons will be learned from what the London Assembly report says, and our calls for an independent inquiry will be heeded - we still haven't learned the lessons of 7th July and until we do, what chance to we have of improving communication, response and so saving lives and sparing suffering? What could be more important than that? We hope that our experiences can be used to help others in the future, and rather than having a blame-session, everyone works together to publicly interrogate all, not just some, of the facts relating to 7th July, and to learn from them and implement the learnings straight away because that will help us all to stay safer.

I am at work now, and I cannot let this keep interupting my work, it looks very bad to get so many personal calls and emails from journalists, and I am now getting into real trouble for it, but other passengers have been great, and they have run with the media enquiries and we are all working together so as many voices as possible can be heard.

Sky news
BBC news, and more BBC news
Radio 4
Radio 5 live
Sunday Times
London Assembly site

This blog, and also here ( includes fellow passengers' thoughts)


Blogger Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Long-time lurker here. Signed that petition a while back. Love your writing: fascinating, moving, compelling. You don't have to answer all those emails, you know - it's not compulsory. Keep up the good work. And take care of yourself.

June 05, 2006 8:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Saw you on C4 news, good work.

However, I cant understand though how you employer/organisation are getting negative about the fact that you are distracted by the media contacting you. To my way of thinking it shows you in a good light and any employer with such a person on their staff should be pleased that they have such a high profile employee.

June 05, 2006 8:32 pm  
Blogger Kate said...

I'm just about to turn the news off and head to bed, and you pop up on my tv screen. Nice to *see* you!
I love reading your writing, on all subjects. Thanks for all of it.

June 05, 2006 10:08 pm  

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