..or spineless? Strange lot, the Brits.
Families of victims of the 2005 London transit bombings have abandoned a legal bid to force the government to hold a public inquiry into the terrorist attack.
A lawyer for 25 families says a coroner’s inquest that ended in May had thoroughly investigated the role of the emergency services and the MI5 spy agency. Lawyer Clifford Tibber said Monday that the families felt a new inquiry would cause “further unnecessary distress” to bereaved relatives, survivors and rescuers.
Fifty-two commuters died when suicide bombers attacked three subway trains and a bus on July 7, 2005. Some relatives say they still have unanswered questions about the role of the spy service, which had two of the bombers on its radar but failed to pursue them.
DQ here: Anybody know the real reason they are dropping their request?