This Sunday Times article is the worst piece of journalistic shilling-for-Tony (and of "why the bombings mean you have to support my politics") I’ve read since July 7.
The article nominally evaluates, but in practice argues for, all of the anti-terror measures proposed by authoritarians since the attacks. It achieves its aims mostly through the weaselly use of phrases like ‘experts believe’ (ie ‘we made up’), combined with occasional quotes from tame political hacks.
It also features some epically stupid assertions, such as "why have dangerous radicals been allowed to turn London into ‘Londonistan’?". Err, they haven’t. ‘Londonistan’ is a term made up by right-wing idiots, which means precisely nothing. None of the loons that we’ve allowed (as we should, as a civilised country) to preach nonsense have any involvement whatsoever with the July attacks.
(incidentally, I wonder whether – but strongly doubt that – there’s any truth to this story…)