RUNNING towards a murderous terrorist takes incredible bravery.
To do so with no preparation or training — like the band of men who tackled the London Bridge attacker — is nothing short of heroic.
Which is why MPs from both main parties and Brendan Cox — husband of murdered MP Jo Cox — are calling for the London Bridge men to be given the highest civilian honours: the George Cross and Queen's Gallantry Medal.
The Prime Minister has signalled he is minded to agree.
It would be a fitting tribute to the people who risked their lives cutting short Usman Khan's butchering spree.
And it might encourage others to intervene when they see attacks unfold.
One day, poisonous IS will be stamped out for good. But while its killers roam our streets, we desperately need our ordinary, extraordinary heroes.
For every warped and twisted loner who wages war on our way of life, there are tens — sometimes hundreds — of plucky Brits ready to put up the fight.
Let us never take their exceptional courage for granted.
CHRISTMAS wouldn't be Christmas without the Queen's broadcast.
And she was again bang on the money.
"By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together," she said, "we honour the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost."
We take it that Her Majesty has no time for bad losers. But there's more to the message.
After three miserable years of Brexit bickering, she seems to sense that the decisive election result might be exactly what we needed to begin healing.
Can she be right?
It's hard to say just yet. Remainers are still licking their wounds and Leavers are enjoying a well-deserved gloat.
But if we can all pull ourselves together in the New Year, the next decade does indeed look bright.
And we couldn't be happier that Her Majesty, with Prince Philip at her side, will lead us into it.
God save The Queen!
IT will come as no surprise to Sun readers that remoaners predicting woe for Brexit Britain have been proved wrong yet again.
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A report from a leading consultancy reveals that the economy has not only cemented its place as the world's sixth largest, it's also forecast to grow faster than France's over the next 15 years.
Hard luck to our French neighbours who must have hoped to leapfrog us when we left the EU. But what cheering Christmas news for us Brits.
Looks like we're not such a weak and pathetic little nation after all.
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