The attacker was a common thug with historic convictions for GBH, public disorder and carrying a knife. Quite a few of the victims were schoolchildren. How on earth could he believe that his actions would cow the nation? There is a FB post doing the rounds purportedly on a noticeboard in the underground. "All terrorists are politely reminded that THIS IS LONDON and whatever you do to us, we will drink tea. And jolly well carry on" Conspiracy Theory Alert. The woman who fell or jumped into the Thames during the road attack has a rope attached to her. Hardly 24 hours in and we have the nutcases circling.