Theresa May has said there is far too much tolerance of extremism in the UK and it is time to be more robust in tackling it.
Speaking in Downing Street following the van and knife attack that has killed seven and injured 48 in London, the Prime Minister said it was time to say “enough is enough”.
Warning that the UK was facing a “new trend of terrorism” she described a copycat situation where “terrorism breeds terrorism and perpetrators are inspired to attack … .by copying one another and often using crudest means of attack”
Mrs May said this was the third terror attack on UK soil in three months and during that time, the intelligence services had disrupted five further plots.
An attack on Westminster Bridge in March left five people dead, and a bomb attack at the Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert two weeks ago killed 22.