London mayor Sadiq Khan has been speaking to broadcasters this morning.
He told the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that “you can’t disaggregate terrorism and security from cuts made to resources of the police, of probation, the tools that judges have”. He said armed police patrols would be stepped up in the capital over the coming days.
The key thing is we need to support the police and security service. And of course politicians can’t use trite words and trite language after a terror attack. The key thing is to remind ourselves of two things.
First is yesterday we saw the very best of Londoners, but also, secondly, we’ve got to make sure the right lessons are learnt. You can’t disaggregate terrorism and security from cuts made to resources of the police, of probation, the tools that judges have. It’s all linked.
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