Barry Gardiner

Working Hard for Brent North

Statement on Finsbury Park Attacks

Barry has released the following statement regarding the Finsbury Park Attacks:

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"For the fourth time in as many months, we wake this morning to hear of terrorism in our streets.

Once again, we watch with despair as life is needlessly taken. Once again, we take pride in the swift and efficient response of our emergency services. Once again, we come together.

The vile targeting of worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque was, like all terrorist attacks, designed to divide us and drive our communities apart.

But we will not let ourselves be driven apart. We will not let ourselves be divided.

Though we come from different beginnings, though we each live different lives, for Londoners the words of the late Jo Cox always ring true- ‘we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us’.

We are one people.

One London.

And we are proud that this is so."

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