“OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH…..”
This phrase is usually uttered by member of the Enemy Class, in this case the current British-Bureau-Chief-thereof…Gordon Brown humself.
These days I take its appearance to mean that neither the utterer nor the rest of the Enemy Class actually gives or has even given a monkey’s f*** about the fate of whoever-it-was (currently soldiers figure a lot) but that it is not politically expedient to be seen to be saying nothing.
So they say something that means nothing instead.
When we come to power, all persons of the Enemy Class, who are known to have uttered it over such incidents and where there is a record of it, will be “invited downstairs to an exciting place, for questioning”.