I wonder how many of you remember what the number one story on the news was, a year ago today?

Tomorrow, of course, is the first anniversary of the London bombings, but a year ago we were celebrating because London had beaten Paris to host the 2012 olympics. My very own blog on the subject included the phrase “eat dirt, cheese-eating surrender monkeys”. But whatever you think about us getting the olympics, it was rendered trivial 24 hours later.

I’d like to think that the events of July 7th are much clearer in the public conscience than those of the day before, and that that’s a result of a sense of perspective: I suspect it’s mainly because of the relative importance shown to each in the news.

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