A time for a strong leadership stand against terrorism

Letters to Editor
Letters to Editor

The bomb attack on the Manchester Arena was senseless barbarism and an assault on our way of life in the UK.

Like other members of our party in Northern Ireland, I was shocked and disgusted by this attack, aimed at people, many of them very young, who were enjoying a night out at a concert.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were affected, their families and the emergency services.

The attackers clearly want to frighten people and the bomb was a direct assault on our way of life.

This is a time for leadership in the UK that stands strongly and unequivocally against terrorism of any kind.

Frank Shivers, Conservative Party spokesman for Northern Ireland