What the fuck, Sky News? Yesterday, during a segment about Tuesday's attack on a church in Normandy, in which a priest was murdered and worshippers held hostage, a Sky correspondent was beamed into our homes from St James' Church in Surrey, there to prove how easy it would be to enter a place of worship and kill everyone inside. Which has now gone viral because of course it has.
"The morning service began about 20 minutes ago, and there are no obvious signs of any security," said Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt, a worried look on his face – understandable, of course, as most British churches employ armed militias to guard their entrances at all times. "In fact, this sign at the church door says everybody is welcome," he observed, visibly worried about a church being welcoming.
We then see him walk in and walk back out, a sombre look on his face. "There are about a dozen worshippers in there, and one priest. If I was a terrorist, I could have killed them all," he says.
As much as it seems like a Chris Morris sketch, it is not. It is real.