Last night, Manchester became the target of the deadliest terrorist attack on domestic soil since the 7/7 bombings in London. In an act of monstrous cruelty, the man responsible chose a pop concert, filled with children, young people and their parents. He attacked our shared values, our love of the arts, of music and of the freedom to come together.
There can be no words to describe the suffering of those who have lost loved ones. Children were among the 22 killed, and some parents still don’t know if their babies are going to come home. People are injured and many are still being treated in hospital. The numbers of the dead may still rise.
But amongst the grief and panic, Manchester’s indomitable spirit has not been broken. We are a vibrant, multicultural city, where decency and tolerance are highly valued. We will not be…
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