Fire in London, and a Tough Period for the UK

As I write this, a fire is blazing in Grenfell Tower, west London, with reports of multiple deaths.  My thoughts are with all those affected by this.

It’s a difficult time in the UK. Politically, in a mess, after the recent election, with terrorist great britainattacks, and civilian death, a monthly event in recent times. In this last period I’ve been working in Donbass, in what is still a warzone, more people, civilians, have been killed in the UK by terrorist attacks, than in Donbass by war. 

I see a sufficient quantity of anti-Britain comments. And, more than anyone, I accept that catastrophic political decisions, and foreign policy, with particular emphasis on the Tony Blair and post, period, have brought that upon us.  However, the Great Britain I am from, and know, is a friendly country, of great people, and it’s always in my heart.

I’ll be back there soon, and my thoughts with Great Britain, at this time.

A Graham Newsletter (#28) Leaving London, Remembering Terrorism in London

I’ve recently left London, and am now on the road, with lots of new reportage to come – all 100% independent, supported only by your crowdfunding (click here for details).  I am already preparing the next video of thanks for those who have made a significant contribution.

The period in London was hugely productive, of which you can more read about by clicking here.

Sadly, it included a tragic terrorist attack, and I recently published the 2nd part of my special reportage on this –

This was followed by a tragic update, as the death toll rose to five.

For my full reportage on events of March 22nd, 2017, and on, click here. 

Deepest condolences, and thoughts, with all victims of this tragedy, and, of course, we know that terror has hit not only London.

I’ve now left the UK, am on the road, and will be bringing you more reportage soon.

London Terrorist Attack: Video Reportage, and a Tragic Update

Here is my video reportage from the March 22nd terrorist attack in London – 

Part 1: 

Part 2: 

After this, tragically, it was tragically confirmed there has been another victim of the attack, 31-year-old Romanian Andreea Cristea.

Another Victim of London 22nd March Attacks: Andreea Cristea

Very sad news, as it has been confirmed that Andreea Cristea, 31, the Romanian tourist thrown from Westminster Bridge into the Thames in the terrorist attack of March 22nd, has died in hospital.

Cristea’s life support machine was switched off by doctors St Bartholomew’s Hospital.  Cristea was struck on the day her boyfriend had planned to propose to her.

Cristea, an architect, was in a critical condition, fighting for her life for 2 weeks before succumbing to injuries. Her family have released a statement calling their loved one “beloved and irreplaceable, a wonderful daughter, sister, partner, dedicated friend and the most unique and life loving person you can imagine, who was cruelly and brutally ripped away from our lives in the most heartless and spiritless way….

She will always be remembered as our shining ray of light that will forever keep on shining in our hearts.

There are no words to even begin to describe the crushing pain and emptiness that is left in our hearts.”


RIP to her, on this extremely sad news.

For further details read here, here, and here.

My UK Reportage: A Wrap-up!

As  prepare to leave – it’s been an enormously busy last 2 months in the UK, working on the edits of documentary projects, dozens of articles here on the Truth Speaker, and video reportage. There will be one more report to come from the UK, part 2 of this special reportage on the recent terrorist attack in London –

To recap, here was January when I visited the UK parliament to ask at a UK/Ukraine event if they would be mentioning Ukrainian shelling civilian areas of Donbass:

The introduction to my documentary about the murder of Barry Pring

My coverage of the anti-Trump protests in London at the start of February – 

A few days later, and I try to go to a Ukrainian event in London –

And here, I succeed in getting into a Ukrainian propaganda event at the LSE! 

The end of February here, and I visit the Ukrainain Embassy in London – 

March, and a look at what Women’s Day means in London!

Then, my day as a DPR tourist in London!

Masses of reportage from the March for Europe on March 25th –

And even a trip to Scotland to bring you the reality there of how people feel about a proposed new referendum!

It’s overall achieved hundreds of thousands of views, on my channel alone, coverage in mass media – and much more! I’m a completely crowdfunded journalist, and none of this would have been possible without your support. To be involved, click here!

Thanks again, and on we go!!

 

A Graham Newsletter (#27) St Petersburg, London, Terrorism

I am sure you join me today in sending your thoughts to St Petersburg after horrific events left at least10 killed, and over 40 injured. 

This isn’t something I’ve spoken about much before, as it’s personal, and there are many 2005bombings7in the same position, but the events of July 7th 2005, when terrorists struck London’s transport system, left a deep mark on me.

The attack happened on the tube I took to work, though that morning I’d cycled. I well remember going to Kings Cross to pay respects, the faces of victims, and one woman, who lost a leg in the tragedy, going past my office window each day. It was my first visceral understanding of terrorism, and until war in Donbass, the worst, most shocking day of my life.

Today, I send sincere and deep condolences to all my friends in the amazing city of St Saint PetersburgPetersburg, which I’ve visited many times. And not only, to everyone in that wonderful city, and their loved ones, to all affected by this atrocity. Looking at the photos, of people lying stricken by a metro, immediately took me back to the devastation, hurt, pain, anger of 2005, and even more recently.

And even, this morning, I’d finished work on, and uploaded part 1 of my most recent special reportage, on the recent terrorist attack in London. I am sure everyone from London, and indeed across the world, will show their empathy, and support for St Petersburg, for Russia.

Years move on, and destinations may be different, but the face of terrorism is always hideous, and the result, the death of innocent people, always tragic, devastating, unforgivable.

New Video Reportage: London Attack, Special Reportage, part 1 of 2

I posted this reportage earlier today, and then a short time later, read of the horrific events in St Petersburg.  Thoughts with St Petersburg on this terrible day.

Anyone who was in London on July 7th, 2005 will know exactly what people in St Petersburg are experiencing, and not only. This, the first part of my two-part special reportage on the recent terrorist attack in London.