The other reason we know we can take this

18 Feb 1996

7 July 2005

I'd actually forgotten what 1996 was like, although I was living in London at the time. I remember the "Ring of Steel" and the Baltic Exchange in the early 90s, but the revived campaign in the mid-90s made virtually no impact on the national mood.

Update: another point from the Guardian, via Slugger O'Toole: There were 36 bombs in London in 1973 (a bit before my time).