The journey to Brexit is going to be long and complex and Theresa May's triggering of Article 50 this week is just the first step. There are a myriad of decisions to be made, issues to be resolved and personalities to manage. With the key players agreeing that "nothing will be agreed until everything is agreed", it is clear that the situations will be in flux until the very last moment.
So as we continue to go about our normal lives, in the face of this attack, whether you're celebrating Nowruz or marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination these values of tolerance and openness should stay at the forefront of our collective consciousness.
In short, if Donald Trump had any interest in a sensible budget, he would begin by cutting out this monumental waste of money. It is a shame that President Obama failed to fulfil his promise to close the prison, but this should not lessen our own commitment to make sure it happens.
Mrs May should be upfront: in two years' time, we'll leave the EU. But while we're working out the final deal, let's agree a transitional deal, giving us the time and space needed to negotiate the best deal for Britain's future outside the EU. Britain can prosper after Brexit. But the PM has to put the interests of ordinary working people at the heart of her agenda, and take time to get the right deal, to make it fair.
The City of London Corporation - one of the world's oldest local government bodies - which oversees the historic heart of London held elections to its Common Council last week. The Square Mile financial district delivered a surprise upset to the traditions and the politics of that ancient house.
The call for an independence referendum for Northern Ireland by Sinn Fein, closely following on from that of Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, is not an opportunistic endeavour. The recent elections in Northern Ireland demonstrated that the political tide is turning.
It means we have avoided the social care crisis we've seen in England, because we didn't raid those budgets in order to make false claims about record health-spending. As Delayed Transfers of Care continue to rocket in England, they continue to fall in Wales. That is what we understand by delivering a Fair Deal for Wales, and that is the mature, determined approach we will take into May's elections.
The NHS is our proudest national achievement, but it is to our shame that people in England are deprived of vital drugs and treatments on the basis of financial, rather than clinical, judgements.
This week will mark the beginning of what will be a defining event in the history of the British State, and all four members of it.
People in Russia are at the mercy of the state-controlled media. People in the West needn't be. If this is the new Cold War, then the West would do well to remember what had helped it to bring down the Berlin Wall and diffuse tensions at the end of the last century.
In addition, nationals of 88 non-EU countries (including Russia) working in the EU are accorded the same rights as EU citizens by agreements between these countries and the EU. Why can't Britain become the 89th such country? As far as I am aware, this possibility has never been raised by anyone in the UK. And, once again, these are agreements with the EU as a whole, not with individual EU member-states.
Negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons start at the UN today. This groundbreaking conference will take place after 123 countries voted in support of the plan at the General Assembly last year.
Fear is powerful and it can be powerfully exploited. Our emotions play an important part in democratic and political discussion. But they can't be the only thing driving the debate and shaping our response.
If Brexit is the most pressing challenge working people face, it's not the only one. Automation is also casting a long shadow. The replacement of workers by robots is an issue facing all parts of manufacturing and many service sectors but it's presently focussed on the motor industry above all.
President Trump is probably sitting in the Oval Office seething. What went wrong? Leaving aside the technical details, such as the loss of medical insurance coverage for 25 million people - scaring the moderates, or in the other extreme, not cutting costs enough for the diehards, this legislative exercise, like all major decisions, is about behaviour.
Owning your own home has long been regarded as a universal aspiration and helps unlock high levels of social mobility in the UK. But rates of home ownership among young people today are currently in free-fall - making it a distant dream for millions who do not have the luxury of relying on the bank of 'mum and dad' to get them a foot up on the housing ladder.
There are many politicians across all parties who do great work for us. But Parliament hasn't traditionally chosen to tackle period poverty. This change in attitude is important. And it has been driven by the generations of everyday superheroes/campaigners who have pushed for it.