UK's Theresa May: 'Enough Is Enough'

Most parties temporarily suspend campaigning as toll climbs to 7
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 4, 2017 5:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Prime Minister Theresa May says of terror attacks in London and Manchester that "enough is enough"—and tougher measures are needed as "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy each other. May was speaking a day after three attackers left seven dead in an onslaught in the London Bridge area—the third deadly attack in Britain since March. She said that while the recent attacks are not connected, they are all bound by the "single evil ideology" that says Western values are incompatible with Islam. She added that British authorities have disrupted five credible plots since March, reports the AP. The latest:

  • Manchester Police say security will be increased for the highly-anticipated Ariana Grande benefit concert later Sunday. A bomber attacked Grande's Manchester Arena concert on May 22, killing 22. She will be joined at Sunday's benefit by Katy Perry, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, and others.

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  • The rightwing UK Independence Party has broken with other parties by announcing it will continue its general election campaign despite the terrorist attack. Party chief Paul Nuttall said Sunday a second disruption to the campaign similar to the one that followed the Manchester attack is "precisely what the extremists would want us to do."
  • Britain's Labour Party, Conservative Party, and Scottish National Party announced a suspension in campaigning. There was a similar hiatus after the attack in Manchester. May called the snap election in a bid to bolster her party's strength in Parliament ahead of Brexit negotiations.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron says French citizens were wounded in the "abominable and cowardly" attack. Macron said France will continue fighting "terrorism with all our strength alongside Britain," and that French authorities would increase security for French voters in London casting ballots in elections starting Sunday "to show the force of democracy in the face of enemies of freedom."
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