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This gay Londoner’s determination to carry on ‘flirting with handsome men’ after terror attack inspires the world

This gay Londoner’s determination to carry on ‘flirting with handsome men’ after terror attack inspires the world

This terror attack victim shows you how it's done

A Londoner has proven why the British will not be ‘left reeling’ after an attack that killed seven people on Saturday night (3 June).

Richard Angell’s defiant and hilarious interview is being held up as one of the best responses to the terrorist incident.

Having dinner close to the Borough Market with Australian Labor senator Sam Dastyari, Angell returned on Sunday to pay his bill and to tip the staff.

‘If me having a gin and tonic with my friends and flirting with handsome men is what offends these people so much, I’m going to do it more not less,’ he told the BBC.

‘Because that’s the best way we stick two fingers up at these people and that’s how we beat them.

‘It’s because that’s what makes London so great, hat’s what makes it the best city in the world, and we’re going to enjoy it more.’

The response has been applauded by many, including Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver.

Angell, also interviewed by Channel 5, said the response by the people of Manchester last month, which killed 22 people, would serve as a blueprint for Londoners.

‘I am determined with every sinew that they won’t win,’ the former head of Labour’s LGBTI group told Channel 5.

‘Small minded, cowardly, evil people should not change our way of life.

‘They won’t make me scared on the streets of London and the people of Manchester have inspired us in the last fortnight and hope Londoner do their best and I’m confident they will step up.”