I attended the live broadcast of Radio 4’s any questions tonight. In the half hour prior to the programme being broadcast the mood was light, as the process was explained we were told that after a warm up question, there would be a pause for the news and then the show would be live.
During the pause, the tragic news that three more Paras had been killed in Afghanistan, on our behalf was relayed through speakers, putting into perspective, the somewhat superficial lives most of us lead.
In writing this I’ve no wish to trivialise the moment but mention how clearly the sense of loss, was reflected in the faces of the audience and participants of whom, some, I’m sure, like me, were hearing it for the first time.
Whatever else might divide society one thing that unifies us is the concern and respect for work done and the sacrifices made on our behalf by British soldiers.