I don’t have anything useful to add to the news reporting about what happened in Berlin last night, but I think two people said it well:
Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maizière:
There is a psychological effect in the whole country of the choice of words here, and we want to be very, very cautious and operate close to the actual investigation results, not with speculation.
The UK Labour party’s shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry:
Our thoughts are with all those killed and injured in the horrific incident in Berlin, and with their families. We stand united in sorrow and solidarity with all the people of Germany, as well as with all those affected by today’s attacks in Switzerland and Turkey.
These lights will shine differently tonight.