The british PM before seemed adamant saying that they would not let terrorists succeed in their aims, which somehow he previously assigned as bullying or scaring Britons into changing their lifestyle.
however look today: police can shoot dead a man who is not related to the crime they are investigating with no serious repercussions for the police who shot him. Not even an official apology, or statement accepting culpability. Is that not a change in the British lifestyle or values? Previously, a police would not even shoot at a suspect unless his life was directly in danger, and then only with several verbal (and non-verbal) warnings.
Anyway, I think Tony Blair was off the mark in assigning that goal to the terrorists. I think the terrorists want to hurt British people, in revenge for the way they feel their own people have been hurt by the British, (not to say that terrorism is right, but I feel that is closer to the real reason they do it). But even assigning their own reason to the terrorist actions, the Brits have not been able to live up to their promise of not allowing the terrorists to "win this fight" by changing their lifestyle. In fact, Britain is changing because of terrorism, and I think it's changing for the worse where a cop can now shoot a person dead and pass it off as "the new regulation when facing suicide bombers."
If Tony Blair really wants to keep to his word that it will not change British values, British ethics, british way of life, then British cops should not have a free license to shoot people in the head that they suspect of being terrorists.