Friday 23 August 2019

Paris Terror Attacks: UK and France will triumph over IS, says David Cameron

David Mercer

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the shared values of the UK and France will triumph over the "evil" of Islamic State as he paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

The UK Prime Minister signed a book of condolence at the French ambassador's residence in Kensington Palace Gardens, London, four days after the atrocities in the French capital that saw 129 people murdered.

He wrote: "The people of the United Kingdom stand with the French people in shock, sadness and grief.

"We fly the tricolour as a symbol of our solidarity because we know our shared values - liberte, egalite, fraternite - will triumph over the evil found in Paris last week."

In French, Mr Cameron added: "Nous sommes solidaires avec vous. Nous sommes tous ensemble," which in English translates as: "We are in solidarity with you, we are all together."

Mr Cameron has said Britain must show the same resolve it displayed against Hitler during the Blitz in order to defeat the threat of terrorism following the Paris attacks.

French president Francois Hollande has pledged to "destroy" IS after it claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks in bars, restaurants, a concert hall and a stadium across the capital city.

On Monday Mr Cameron announced plans to spend an additional £2 billion on the SAS and other special units over the coming five years to improve their fighting capabilities.

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