In shadow of deadly attacks, British election campaign resumes
After militants killed seven people and wounded 48 in London, British PM Theresa May resumed his campaign Monday three days before national elections in which polls are far stricter than expected.
Mayo said Britain would be more difficult to destroy Islamist extremism after three assailants brandishing a pedestrian van on the London Bridge and stabbing other people nearby.
After the third attack in Britain in less than three months, May said that Thursday’s election was going ahead and that Britain was too tolerant of extremism.
“Violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process,” said May, who was Interior Minister from 2010 to 2016, said outside his Downing Street office Sunday.
The Islamic state, which lost territory in Syria and Iraq against a US-led coalition-backed offensive, said its militants were responsible for the attack, although it is unclear what connects them ahead of the group.
London police chief Cressida Dick said that although some of the recent attacks in Britain had international ties, they had a center largely internal to gravity.
According to May, the last three attacks, which claimed at least 34 lives, are not supposed to connect.
However, she said that Britain was threatened by a new generation of brute friendly activists who may not have spent years crawling or even being radicalized online.
The deadly attacks by Islamic militants in Paris, Nice, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester and London in recent years have shocked Europeans already anxious about the challenges of security of massive immigration and internal pockets Islamic radicalism.
In the morning raids in east London, British anti-terrorism police have arrested more people on Monday. Police detained 12 people in Barking District, east London after the attack, although one was later released.
Police did not release the names of the attackers and British newspapers have refrained from identifying the men.
“This was very sadly few weeks,” said London police chief Dick, who said the fate of recent unprecedented attacks on his work experience began in 1983.
May presided over a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee on Monday.
It was not immediately clear how the attack would affect the election, although the security issue has been pushed to the forefront of the campaign after the attacks on the London and Manchester bridge.
The campaign was suspended for several days last month when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert of the American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester.
Gran gave an emotional performance Sunday at a concert in the city benefiting victims of the attack, which sings with a chorus of children from local schools, including some who had attended their show.
Before the attack on the London Bridge, the party of May elections immediately on June 8 had been in doubt after polls have shown that the Conservative party had collapsed in recent weeks. [L8N1J007E]
Although British polls predict that May will win more seats in Thursday’s election, they gave a different number to the size of their victory, from an overwhelming victory in a much thinner, no-majority victory.
Some polls indicate that the election could be close, which could force Britain to become a political stalemate a few days before Brexit officially talks with the European Union to start on June 19.
It could call for immediate elections in order to strengthen its position in the negotiations on Britain’s liberation in the European Union, to gain more time to deal with the effects of divorce and to strengthen its commitment to the conservative party.
If it fails to generously overtake the majority of 12 seats, its predecessor, David Cameron, won in 2015, the electoral process has failed and its authority will be undermined both in the conservative party and talks with 27 other EU leaders.
Mayo said the series of attacks were not related in terms of planning and execution, but was inspired by what she calls a “unique ideology and evil of Islamist extremism”, which represented a perversion of Islam and the truth.