“Now is *perfect* time to discuss our security”.
This week's attack on Manchester has rocked us all to the core. On the front page of The New European, cartoonist Gary Barker captures the deep sense of loss perfectly - 22 pink balloons escaping the grasp of a little girl.
Campaigning in the General Election is resuming and the security of our nation will feature in the debate even more strongly than before.
Some have criticised Jeremy Corbyn for bringing this issue to the fore - it is 'bad timing' they say.
I cannot think of better timing, myself.
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What happened in Manchester, and in Westminster before, is a clear demonstration that we are vulnerable and the protection of our values, our way of life, and of our children should be scrutinised with total transparency and honesty.
- 1 Tory MP blames 'chaotic parents' for children going to school hungry
- 2 Boris Johnson 'hid in bedroom' to avoid grilling on Brexit stance days before becoming PM
- 3 Tory MP says policies no longer match 'principles on which millions have backed us'
- 4 George Osborne says it is 'game over' for Boris Johnson over free school meals
- 5 Danny Dyer praised for criticisms of Tory party - pointing out Etonians can't run the country
- 6 UKIP set to select 'Dr Gammons' as candidate for London mayoral election
- 7 Liz Truss' department slammed for false claim about cost of soy sauce after Brexit
- 8 Andy Burnham could have been 'halfway through tenure as PM by now', claims commentator
- 9 Minister sparks concerns about pig semen after Brexit
- 10 Liz Truss to deliver speech rejecting 'Britain First' strategy ahead of US election
It's not political point-scoring. It's politics doing what politics should - representing and protecting the citizens of this nation.
In deep respect of the 22, their families and all those injured and otherwise affected by the actions of that sad pathetic no-mark loser (Donald Trump is, for once, perfectly articulate in this regard) we wish you all a peaceful weekend.
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