Barry Spoon, chartered accountant and lifetime resident of Gasper-on-Stroke, Essex, says that despite Prime Minister Blair's defiant claim that Britons will not be intimidated by terrorists, personally he is shitting himself.
"This Briton is quite willing to be intimidated," Mr Spoon said. "If everybody else wants to continue about their business, that's fine, but don't come crying to me when you're a dismembered corpse."
Mr Spoon claims that the decision to live in fear was made long before last week's suicide bombings in London.
"I haven't left Gasper-on-Stroke since 9/11. For one thing, I've been far too busy stockpiling canned food, drinking water and shotgun ammunition.
"The fact is, terrorists could strike at anybody, anywhere, anytime. The only way to counter this is for us to become a nation of paranoid recluses. The terrorists hate our freedom, right? Well, once we give up being free, they're bound to leave us alone."