What would we do without Guardian editorials? We wouldn’t appreciate that people who run onto the floor of the House of Commons and shout at MPs are “thugs” and people who shoot children in the back are “hostage takers“.
(It’s worth noting the comparison made between Otis Ferry’s posh prannies and the Luftwaffe in today’s leader too—no loss of perspective there, then.)
The grauniad also calls them ‘militants’. In the same issue there’s a issue there’s a report on the militants who decapitated three Iraqid and dumped them by the roadside, as well as the militants who kidnapped the two missing French nationals.