My attention is brought to an interesting site which points out that the media reports of how the July 7 bombers got to London were clearly bollocks. The train departure board from Luton that morning shows that one of the alleged bomber-transporting trains didn’t run, while the other was over 20 minutes late.
Although it’s tempting to assume this means an Extreme Cover Up, it seems far more likely that the hacks are lazy bastards and the coppers have better things to do just after a terrorist attack than check out train times before saying “yeah, that sounds about right” to hacks who call them for info. If you’re a London-bombing terrorist, even quite a shit one, that you’ll turn up at the station in plenty of time in case things go wrong – so the bombers will have caught a delayed train way ahead of the reported 7:40/7:48 one (which is the last one they could have taken had it been running, and had it not been half an hour late, respectively).
Annoyingly, neither Thameslink nor Midland Mainline (the two companies to run trains from Luton to London) have CCTV on their trains. And the police mightn’t ever catch anyone directly enough implicated with the July 7 bombs for this evidence to be disputed in court anyway. Even so, I’m seriously hoping some of this will come up at the 21 July non-bombers’ trial (assuming Tony doesn’t have it held in secret with baying Sun-reading 7 July victims’ families taking the role of judges and jury).