After a attack which killed 14 and injured scores more, shock gives way to defiance and unity.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are now at the head of one of the most rancid campaigns in recent electoral history.
The former US president, writing exclusively for the New Statesman, says that Europe is strongest when it is united.
Attempts to talk seriously about the undemocratic nature of the European Union are consistently sidelined.
Europe is facing a new, potentially violent crisis as territorial and ethnic tensions reignite in the troubled south-east of the continent.
Even IMF researchers are calling time on free market dogma and the neoliberal orthodoxies of the past 30 years.
The idea that Britain is an island that can insulate itself from the fallout that comes with failing states, armed conflict, and poverty is an anachronism.
The crisis that that has hit Italy and Turkey will come to the coast of Dover, sooner or later, and pro-European politicians should be particularly worried.
The Brexiters are resilient and have the support of some unlikely foreign allies. Can they really topple the political establishment and lead Britain out of the European Union?
A referendum on 5 June, triggered by a 100,000-strong petition, will determine whether the country transforms its welfare state with a monthly no-obligations cash handout available to all.
If you take out the effect of the drift towards phone polling, the last month has seen an improvement in the Remain vote of just 1 per cent.