Jeremy Corbyn cancels Rugby visit following London Bridge terror attack - The Rugby Observer

Jeremy Corbyn cancels Rugby visit following London Bridge terror attack

Ian Hughes 4th Jun, 2017 Updated: 4th Jun, 2017   0

JEREMY Corbyn has cancelled a planned visit to Rugby today in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.

The Labour leader was due to make a speech on his party’s economy policy and the Tories’ tax plans at the Rugby Indian Association on Edward Street.

Mr Corbyn, who was set to visit at 10.30am, issued a statement on London Bridge attack, which saw seven people killed and 48 injured.

He  said: “We are all shocked and horrified by the brutal attacks in London. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have died and the many who have been injured. Today, we will all grieve for their loss.

“I would like to thank the police and emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in acting to save lives and deal with these appalling acts of terrorism, as well as NHS staff and members of the public who sought to protect others.

“The Labour party will be suspending national campaigning until this evening, after consultations with other parties, as a mark of respect for those who have died and suffered injury.

“Those who wish to harm our people, divide our communities and attack our democracy will not succeed. We will stand together to defend our common values of solidarity, humanity and justice, and will not allow terrorists to derail our democratic process.”

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