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London attack: British-born attacker 'known to MI5'

Media captionWitnesses describe how the attack near the Houses of Parliament unfolded The Westminster attacker was British-born and known to the police and intelligence services, Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed. She told MPs he had been investigated some years ago but was not part of the current intelligence picture. The so-called Islamic State group […]

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SNP Westminster leader: We are as one

Despite political differences, “we are as one in our dedication to democracy”, the SNP’s Westminster leader has said. Angus Robertson spoke in the Commons on the day after the attack on Westminster, paying tribute to the “bravery” of PC Keith Palmer, who died in the attack. Source link

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Jeremy Corbyn: 'Fear must not divide or cower us'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged people not to rush to judgment about the attack on Westminster as police continue their investigations. Speaking in the House of Commons he added: “Today we are united by our humanity and by our democratic values and by that human impulse of solidarity to stand together in times of […]

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Deputy Speaker: Parliament to review security

Deputy Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle says Westminster is like a village and has lost one of its “policemen”, but will not give in to terror and Parliament will be back in business on Thursday. He said everyone’s thoughts were with the victims and their families and told BBC Breakfast there would also be a review […]

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Brendan Cox: 'What helped me was public support'

Brendan Cox, husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox, tells Today that we need to be careful about “giving notoriety” to the Westminster attacker. Mr Cox said it was public support that helped him in the days following his wife’s death. He urged the public to remember this is a story about “people who didn’t […]