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Tag: Borough Market London attack

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 06:26 UTC

    Theresa May puts tackling suspected terrorists above human rights laws

    “Restrict the freedom and movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them”

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if they “get in the way” of tackling suspected terrorists. The PM said she would make it easier to deport foreign terror suspects and “restrict the freedom and movements” of those that present a threat. Labour said it was “not the message that we should be sending”.

  • Monday, June 5th 2017 - 08:12 UTC

    “Enough is enough” says PM May, “too much tolerance of extremism in our country”; confirms Thursday election

    “It is time to say enough is enough,” Theresa May said outside her Downing Street office, where British flags flew at half-staff.

    Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after attackers killed at least seven people by ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing revelers in nearby bars. After the third militant attack in Britain in less than three months, May said Thursday's national election would go ahead. But she proposed regulating cyberspace and said Britain had been far too tolerant of extremism.

  • Monday, June 5th 2017 - 07:53 UTC

    Corbyn says police should use “whatever force is necessary” to save lives

    Jeremy Corbyn, who has previously questioned the wisdom of a shoot-to-kill policy, also backed the police to use “whatever force is necessary” to save lives.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of trying to “protect the public on the cheap” in a speech focusing on the London terror attack. Mr. Corbyn, who has previously questioned the wisdom of a shoot-to-kill policy, also backed the police to use “whatever force is necessary” to save lives. His comments mark the end of a pause in Labor's campaigning after the attack.

  • Sunday, June 4th 2017 - 09:49 UTC

    Six people killed and 48 injured in terror incident in London; three attackers shot dead

    Theresa May described Saturday night's events as “dreadful”, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called them “brutal and shocking”.

    Six people have been killed and at least 48 injured in a terror incident in London in which three male attackers were shot dead by police. A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market. Police said the three men were wearing fake bomb vests.