A US paper said Britain was "reeling" from the London attack - so we responded with humour

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Gary Ogden

This weekend, London was hit with yet another devastating terror attack, but people living in the UK aren’t letting it break the backbone of the country.

In response to the New York Times tweeting that Britain was “still reeling” from the Manchester attack, an unlikely hashtag has risen from the mania. People on Twitter, keen to show their strength in the face of evil, have adopted the #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling as a light-hearted way of displaying defiance.

Here are some of the best:

Some people were concerned that the hashtag was potentially making light of a terrible event, but the following tweet sums it up nicely:

It’s the British way. There’s nowt wrong in using humour to raise the country’s spirits, and more importantly, to let others know we’re not afraid.

(Image: Rex)


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Gary Ogden

Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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