Jeremy Corbyn has written a letter of condolence and support to France’s President Francois Hollande, following yesterday terrorist attack on Paris.
The Labour leader says the UK stands “united” with France in “unequivocal condemnation”, and extends solidarity to all French people.
He also says that he will “support every effort to bring to justice the perpetrators of these despicable acts”. So far, it appears that all of those who played an active role in the killing yesterday died, mostly through suicide bombs. However, ISIS have today claimed responsibility for the massacres, suggesting that more may have been involved in planning the attacks.
You can read the full letter here:
I write to express my deepest sympathy for the families and friends of those killed and injured in yesterday’s horrific attacks in Paris, and our solidarity with the French people.
Our whole country is shocked and appalled by these sickening and unjustifiable attacks on innocent civilians.
And we stand united with your country in expressing our unequivocal condemnation of those involved in planning and carrying out these atrocities.
The shocking events in Paris are a reminder to all of the ever-present threat of terrorism and indiscriminate violence.
We will support every effort to bring to justice the perpetrators of these despicable acts.
With condolences and solidarity, from myself and the Labour party as a whole.