“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 The deep roots of Labour's red wall decline
- 2 Labour needs more positivity, more patriotism, more policy... and less wokery
- 3 MANDRAKE: Boris Johnson's 'daughter' speaks out
- 4 Andy Burnham urges UK to 'embrace' Brexit as 'new reality'
- 5 A view from inside the Heathrow petri dish
- 6 Dominic Raab 'chickened out' of a no-deal Brexit, Michel Barnier says
- 7 Seven reasons Scotland should stay in the Union
- 8 Former Tory speaker admits voting Labour after labeling Boris Johnson a 'liar'
- 9 The truth about 'buy British'
- 10 Michel Barnier calls for halt to non-EU migration into France
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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