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UK News Party leaders accused of politicising London Bridge terror attack

17:40  02 december  2019
17:40  02 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The leaders of the main parties have been sharply criticised for “ politicising ” the London Bridge terror attack in the run up to the General Election. And former Tory justice minister Phillip Lee – who has since defected to the Lib Dems – launched an attack on Mr Johnson, accusing him of “lying and

Both parties have been accused of politicising the attack . Liberal Democrat deputy leader Ed Davey told Sophy Ridge on Sunday that he was "alarmed" at Mr Johnson's reaction to the London Bridge attack . "In the middle of an election, we shouldn't be making political capital out of a tragedy

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn are posing for a picture: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a vigil in Guildhall Yard, London, to honour the victims of the London Bridge terror attack (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Dominic Lipinski Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a vigil in Guildhall Yard, London, to honour the victims of the London Bridge terror attack (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The leaders of the main parties have been sharply criticised for “politicising” the London Bridge terror attack in the run up to the General Election.

Following a series of heated changes over the weekend involving Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, Dame Louise Casey – a former government adviser on community cohesion – said both sides were oversimplifying the issue.

And former Tory justice minister Phillip Lee – who has since defected to the Lib Dems – launched an attack on Mr Johnson, accusing him of “lying and misleading” in the wake of the tragedy.

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Rival parties point to loss of 20,000 officers in TV debate hours after terrorist incident. Their coordinated attack in the debate hosted by the BBC was a sign that the issue could become problematic for Boris Adam Price, the Plaid leader , said “resources are always part of the answer” as he criticised lower police numbers Corbyn criticises Johnson for politicising London Bridge attack .

London Bridge terror attack 2019. Wilkie said Khan and his co- accused Nazam Hussain and Mohammed Shahjahan were planning to fund and establish the terrorist training school, with Khan and Hussain planning to leave the UK Corbyn criticises Johnson for politicising London Bridge attack .

“The desperate, sort of, politicisation of this by Boris Johnson – not a man who is known for details – wading into something which is actually quite complex is not appropriate,” he told the PA news agency.

a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: London Bridge victims Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones (Met Police/PA) © Provided by PA Media London Bridge victims Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones (Met Police/PA)

The Tories have sought to blame legislation passed under the last Labour government for the early release of Usman Khan, which meant he was let out of prison halfway through his sentence.

Labour in turn accused the Conservatives of starving the prison and probation services of resources, warning that it was impossible to “keep people safe on the cheap”.

Mr Corbyn has also linked the radicalisation of Khan – who was convicted of terrorist offences in 2012 – to the Iraq war.

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Jeremy Corbyn has accused the prime minister of politicising the death of London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt by talking too soon about The Labour leader , who revealed he spoke to Merritt’s father, Dave, in the days after the student was killed, criticised Johnson for making a glut of

Prisoner reveals role in tackling London Bridge attacker with narwhal tusk. Steve Gallant was out on licence when terrorist began stabbing people at criminal London Bridge victim's father accuses Johnson of capitalising on death. Corbyn criticises Johnson for politicising London Bridge attack .

However, Dame Louise said the issues were more complex than either side was prepared to allow.

“What happened over the weekend, the politicisation of this – Jeremy Corbyn saying this is all about austerity and today saying it’s all about the Iraq War, and Boris Johnson saying this is about being tough on crime and longer prison sentences – the truth is these things are much more difficult,” she told BBC Radio 4’s The World at One.

Dame Louise Casey has criticised the party leaders for politicising the London Bridge terror attack (Ian Nicholson/PA) © Provided by PA Media Dame Louise Casey has criticised the party leaders for politicising the London Bridge terror attack (Ian Nicholson/PA)

“It has got very political, very quickly about what is happening in prisons.

“Either you have to say this is all about cuts to the Prison Service and it is all about re-offending or you are saying ‘Actually there is no hope, these people are going to be dreadful when they come out, we should never the let them out of prison’.

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  London Bridge attacker was out on licence after being jailed for terrorism Usman Khan was arrested in December 2010 and later pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb targets in London.In late December 2010, Khan, along with eight others, was charged with conspiracy to cause explosions and other terrorism offences.

Corbyn criticises Johnson for politicising London Bridge attack . The London Bridge attack was an assault on the London Bridge attack victims died after being stabbed in chest – inquest. Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones suffered Boris Johnson accused of politicising London Bridge knife attack .

terrorist who murdered two people on London Bridge on Friday, as the aftermath of the attack became an increasingly politicised election issue. as it is still seeking to get the prime minister to agree to a half-hour evening interview with Andrew Neil, as all the other main party leaders have done.

“I think the answer lies somewhere in the middle. Actually I don’t think we are resourced in prisons sufficiently to deal with this.

“At the same time I actually happen to agree that it should never have been an automatic that somebody was released halfway through their sentence for a terrorist offence.”

Mr Johnson and Mr Corbyn both attended a vigil at Guildhall Yard in London on Monday to honour Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, who died when Khan launched his attack on a prisoner rehabilitation event they were supporting.

Mr Merritt’s family said at the weekend that he would not have wanted his death to be used as a pretext by politicians for introducing “even more draconian sentences” for prisoners.

Robert Buckland wearing a suit and tie: Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said it was important to get the ‘tone’ of the debate right (Aaron Chown/PA) © Provided by PA Media Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said it was important to get the ‘tone’ of the debate right (Aaron Chown/PA)

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said it was important to get the “tone” of the debate right but said protecting the public was the first duty of any government.

“I do think we just need to pause and get the tone of this debate right. But public protection has to be at the heart of the duty of any government,” he told the BBC.

“I have to put that first and foremost by considering first of all existing offenders and secondly the future sentencing regime for terrorism. I make no apology for that.”

Mr Corbyn, campaigning in his Islington North constituency, said convicted terrorists should have to serve a “significant proportion” of their jail sentences, and should only be released when they have been properly rehabilitated and present no threat to the public.

“I do think that continuing with the process allows people to be released ahead of final completion of their sentence if they’ve been rehabilitated and they have been suitably assessed and they are very strictly monitored when they come out – I think that must be the correct way of doing things,” he said.

London Bridge attacker's body to be buried in Pakistan .
The body of Usman Khan, who killed two people in a terrorist attack in London Bridge, has been released by the City of London coroner and has been flown to Pakistan. © Other Usman Khan was one of nine members of a terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange Officials at Islamabad International Airport confirmed to Sky News that the 28-year-old's body had been flown out from the UK on a passenger plane on Thursday afternoon and arrived in Pakistan on Friday morning.

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