‘Enough is enough:’ Theresa May’s speech in full

Theresa May went significantly beyond a casualty update in her speech outside 10 Downing Street on Sunday morning.

Alongside as her briefing on the aftermath of Saturday night’s attack on civilians in the London Bridge and Borough Market areas, May took the opportunity to call for a change in the culture of tackling extremism in the UK.

“Last night, our country fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack once again.

As a result I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee, and I want to update you with the latest information about the attack.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/enough-is-enough-theresa-may-s-speech-in-full-1-8577276

Watch Theresa May:


London Bridge terror attack editorial: democracy will prevail

Terror came appallingly close to The Sunday Times last night. We watched in horror as emergency vehicles swarmed over London Bridge and the first reports of injuries and possible fatalities reached us on our doorstep. Members of our own staff were witnesses to the attack and our chief sub-editor had to leap out of harm’s way. Mercifully he was not hurt.

It is possible the timing was no coincidence, coming on the eve of the concert mourning the victims of the Manchester bombing and only five days before the general election.

Our message to the merchants of death is that Britain will not be cowed and democracy will prevail. You will not have our hate, as the brave widower of the Bataclan attacks in Paris said, but there will be justice. We are stronger and better than those who seek to divide and destroy us.

From… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/democracy-will-prevail-785f9bvsr

Patrick Mercer: Terrorists must not be allowed to derail our democracy

There’s a horrid, icy predictability about last night’s attacks in London.

First comes the fact that the Government lowered the alert level from ‘critical’ – just like the Labour government did in 2005 after the July Tube attacks and just before another wave of bombers tried to strike two weeks later.

Now, I’m not suggesting that a high alert level would have stopped Saturday night’s ghastliness, but there was a sigh of relief when the alert level was reduced, a feeling that we’d had our attack and now it was back to ‘business as usual’. And that’s what the terrorists wanted, of course.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/patrick-mercer-terrorists-must-not-be-allowed-to-derail-our-democracy-1-8577375

43 thoughts on “‘Enough is enough:’ Theresa May’s speech in full

  1. Enough is enough! Will she even do as other countries have done and ban the burka, which is surely a security risk. UKIP the only party to advocate this, have been derided because they also made the valid point that it also prevents vitamin D absorption from sunlight and rickets is on the increase in the Muslim community as are birth defects from the fact that their mothers are often their cousins.


    • 1. I don’t think that any of the assailants either last night or in Manchester, were wearing burkas, were they?
      2. We humans do not absorb Vitamin D from sunlight – check the science, or just read this article: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/25/ban-burqas-promote-vitamin-d-odd-ideas-ukip-manifesto
      3. Yes, cousin-marriage is a real problem, but not confined to any Muslim community as I understand – and my personal knowledge of it. It occurs in all Indian sub-continent communities, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh etc.
      My understanding is that it does not occur in Muslim communities in the Middle East or the Maghreb.

      Correct me if I am wrong.


      • Reg, Marrying of cousins is not only practiced but recommended in Lebanon at least. My Lebanese friend confirms it.
        It’s news to me that we don’t absorb vitamin D from the sunlight. But then scientific information changes so often I can’t keep up with it……


      • RR: You are correct in saying we do not, as I erroneously stated, absorb vitamin D directly from sunlight, it’s rather that the body uses the sunlight to produce vitamin D. The point being the burka prevents this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1154211.stm
        The Guardian article is puerile in trying to equate the wearing of a burka with a beekeeper wearing protective clothing in which his face can clearly be seen. As for Sikhs marrying their cousins by equating them as well as Hindus engaging in this unhealthy practice you are saying two wrongs make a right.http://sikhsangat.com/index.php?/topic/43068-sikhs-marrying-their-own-cousins/
        As for Hindus: https://www.quora.com/Is-cousin-marriage-legal-in-India


        • Mal,
          Along with many other commentators, the Guardian was simply mocking Nuttall.
          … and let’s not forget that over-exposure to sunlight leads to skin cancer.
          (A close friend of mine was recently in hospital with a serious infection. It was found that she had very very low Vitamin D levels. She was given 1 injection – and told to have the levels measured again in 3 month’s time).

          Two wrongs never make a right.

          My comment on Sikh Punjabis was based on personal experience.

          I made a major mistake regarding the peoples of the MIddle-East and the Maghreb and have corrected it in a response to Linda above; and also included a link to a comprehensive research article on the subject where you will find this click-able map to its prevalence by country. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3419292/figure/Fig1/


      • That’s OK Reg….” To err is human etc” Alexander Pope… we are all in the same boat, so to speak……..


      • The most natural way to get vitamin D is by exposing your bare skin to sunlight (ultraviolet B rays). This can happen very quickly, particularly in the summer. You don’t need to tan or burn your skin to get vitamin D. You only need to expose your skin for around half the time it takes for your skin to begin to burn. How much vitamin D is produced from sunlight depends on the time of day, where you live in the world and the color of your skin. The more skin you expose the more vitamin D is produced. Source….https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/ so although we do not absorb vitamin D from sunlight it appears we do indeed need the sun to produce it . So the fact that some one is covered up suggests that not as much vitamin D will be produced.


      • ‘ey-up, captin caven’s out agin’

        Yes he is.
        Your comments on the Islamist atrocity in in London are…………………….??
        BTW,try and be original.


      • What could anyone expect from anyone who would be proud of the name panty dropper. Vile murderers in the streets of London and that’s the best she can come up with.


  2. May has slashed police numbers and resources.

    Incapable of standing up to saudi arabia and middle east.

    Whilst ukip voters desert ukip for tories and support for more austerity, savage cuts and dementia tax


    • ‘May has slashed police numbers and resources.’
      Typically emotive language.
      If you want to engage in intelligent debate you can start by saying-correctly IMV-the number of police officers and police budgets has been cut, however you would be foolish to equate reduced police manpower with incidents of terrorism.
      I don’t remember you mentioning Blair or Brown being “Incapable of standing up to saudi arabia and middle east”. And we had still had terrorism.


  3. what about the police raiding a few of these back st mosque ? ex council house’s which have become a place of worship .


  4. Colin

    You may be showing your true colors in defending teresa.

    Hopefully june will see the end of may as she has shown contempt for electorate and even tories are holding her responsible for cutting numbers including camerons chief of staff and say she should resign.

    Imho i agree with them.


    • It is not a case of ‘showing your true colors in defending teresa’ I advocate moderate language- though I understand your passion for Corbyn (who is linked to support for anti British and anti Jewish cliques)
      Words such as ‘Slashed’ are not a substitute for proper debate and freedom of speech works two ways.


      • You seem to believe the dross and smears in the murdoch and right wing press.

        They wish to defend self intrest and greed against the many


  5. Ged /Colin
    Our country is at war with terrorists
    It comes down to one thing
    Who do you trust to defend the country
    Some one who simpathises with terrorists
    And thinks you can have a nice little chat with them
    Or some one who is not afraid to stand up to them
    And defend the country
    I am neither a Labour or Conservative supporter
    But I know Corbyn is a danger to our defence
    And totally unfit to lead our country
    In this time


    • Cavan

      With respect.
      May and her govt have got rid of record numbers of our trained police, public services expertise.

      You want to condemm the country to further misery, austerity, savage cuts and the end of our nhs.


  6. Jed
    Corbyn shared platforms and supported
    Terrorists and enemy’s of our country
    Even the group who are linked to the
    London killers
    Same old gods wallop about NHS
    Was it not Labour who put the NHS in private
    Hands with PFI contracts costing I beleive
    Around 40% of some trusts budgets
    Labour would have country bankrupt
    In 5 years
    Corbyn would be far too week to protect
    Or defend our country
    But you are also correct to point out
    The conservatives police Cutts
    But remember South Yorkshire police
    Are controlled by Labour


    • Corbyn and many of us in labour were opposed to blairs neo liberal agenda and pfi/privatisation.

      Lets not forget how thatcher and may supported apartheid and called Mandela a terrorist.

      The government continue to sell arms to saudi arabia and other brutal regimes


  7. Saudi Arabia
    Was part of the coalition during desert storm
    Using British sold Tornados
    It was Blair who was in power when the
    Typhoon contract was signed together with the bribery scandals surounding it
    Choose which way you dress it up Mandella
    Was in fact a terrorist by his activities
    And I can tell you from some one who has
    Witnessed for my self South Africa both in
    Aparthide and after Aparthide and beleive
    Me their is more poverty and lawlessness
    Now than before under the very corrupt
    But choose how much you try to defend
    Corbyn he is the terrorists friend
    And could be classed as a traitor to his
    Country and certainly some one you could
    Not trust with the defence of our small island


  8. One other point Ged
    How many British Jobs did the contracts
    To Saudi bring if we did not sell them the French and Americans
    Would have been their like a rat up a drain pipe
    And how many would that have put out of work
    Many British technicians are still employed
    Out in Dahran maintaining these aircraft and
    Support systems

    And for your info the Italians, Germans, Dutch
    , French, Lebanise and Americans
    Also sell equipment to this what you call a brutal country
    It’s called business that’s what brings in the
    Work for your Union brothers so they can pay
    Their subs to prop up the Labour Party
    No work = no subs = No Unions= no Labour Party
    That’s how the world goes round


    • So the base instincts is the same for ukip and tories over personal gain and profit at all else. Whilst supporting…..being
      Saddled with dementia tax
      Tuition fees
      Privatised public services
      Some big business / corporates evading taxes with tax avoidance
      Jumping in bed with murdoch and gutter press
      For fear not Hope
      Saudi is not a democacy but feudal at best.
      Look at their links and sponsored terrorism in the region and of isil. Latest being the terrorist attack and killings in Iran.
      Thankfully the voters rejected the unholy alliance of ukip and tories


  9. Ged
    Who would Corbyn have done an alliance with
    Shin fain Hamas Isis

    Also Saudi like all Arabic countries
    Do not do democracy they are tribal
    And western style democracy can never work


    • Cav
      To broker peace you have to be brave and grasp the nettle by being willing to talk hence irish talks by major then late mo mowlem with paisley and gerry adams.

      Jaw jaw is always better than war war.
      hence the illegal wars and occupation by uk and yanks in iraq.
      that has lead to a more unsafer world for both them and terror to the wider world. Politicians and media were wisely warned and ignored and saw record rallies accross the uk by people against bloodshed and bombing..


  10. Thanks Cav.

    Just a typo in your selective list that u missed.

    The Dup for their terrorism, bigotry and persecution of generations – particular towards catholic communities.


    • May is now playing out of tune on her DUP flute and boris on the drum with the dup paramiliatries of robinson, paisley and murderors.

      So much for being impartial in belfast with their current political woes and corruption/waste.


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  12. Bob Why would I have a comment on the
    Shambles of this election I doubt I could add
    Any more to what as already been said
    I’m not a conservative never have been
    Not a Labour supporter not been for over 35 years
    Now not a member of UKIP not been since before the last
    Local elections in May 2017


  13. Bob
    Please keep up to date
    I have always said on this site that if UKIP
    Did any deals with the conservatives I would
    And true to my word that’s what I did
    Unlike many Labour politicians who condem
    Corbyn when they thought he was to be ousted then
    Start praising him when they realised he was
    Going nowhere Champion and Healey are two
    That Spring to mind very untrustworthy I think
    You must agree


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