How would Margaret Thatcher have responded to the massacre of dozens of British citizens in Tunisia?
Only a fortnight ago, we were having a barbecue with friends when the subject of Tunisia came up. Maddie announced that she and a group from uni were thinking of holidaying there. “It’s amazing
it’s sooo cheap,” she said. “You can stay in a five-star hotel and everything for two hundred and forty quid.”
Maddie’s father raised an eyebrow. “There’s got to be a reason it’s so cheap, darling,” he said. “Probably because it’s not safe. I don’t think it’s a good idea.”
“What do you think, Alli?” Maddie asked, turning to me for support.
“The trouble with a place like Tunisia,” I said, “is everything seems fine and then, if you have a terrorist attack, everything is really not fine in about three seconds. Plus, some of the locals may be sympathetic to the terrorists. After that attack on that museum [in Tunis in March], they clearly have a major problem. Sorry, Madz, I don’t think you should risk it.”