UK to hold emergency response meeting after terrorist attacks in Paris
An emergency meeting will be held by the British government after the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, according to a government source.
The conference will occur later today. It will be chaired by Theresa May. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the UK’s response to the terrorist acts and examine the threat level of future attacks.
According to Reuters, the source said yesterday: “The Home Secretary [Theresa May] will chair a COBR tomorrow morning on the Paris attacks and the government’s response,”
Prime Minister David Cameron chaired an initial meeting yesterday. He spoke at a press conference after the meeting at number ten Downing Street.
The Prime Minister said: “We know that there were multiple terror incidents across Paris.
“We must be prepared for a number of British casualties.
“These were innocent victims enjoying a Friday night out with friends and family, no doubt at the end of a hard week. They were not seeking to harm anyone, they were simply going about their way of life – our way of life.
“They were killed and injured by brutal and callous murderers who want to destroy everything our two countries stand for: peace, tolerance, liberty. But we will not let them.
“We will redouble our efforts to wipe out this poisonous, extremist ideology.”
“Together with French and allies around the world stand up for all we believe in.”
The Foreign Office has warned British nationals in France to stay indoors.