July 01, 2007

Gordon Brown


From AFP: Britain will not yield to acts of 'evil': Brown.

Britain will not yield to acts of "evil", Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday after three botched attacks in two days in London and Glasgow. "We will not yield, we will not be intimidated and we will not allow anyone to undermine our British way of life," he told BBC television, after his government raised Britain's security level to "critical" following the attacks.

The prime minister said terrorism "can never be justified as an act of faith", adding: "It is an act of evil in all circumstances."

He said that good progress had been made in hunting for those responsible for two failed car bomb attacks in London on Friday, and an attack at Glasgow airport Saturday in which a blazing car rammed into the main terminal building.

Brown, who took office last week, added that it was "clear that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaeda" in terms of attacks in recent times.

He warned that the terror threat facing Britain and other countries was "long-term and sustained," but added: "Everything is being done in our power... to protect people's lives".

"It's very important that people carry on living their lives as normal," he added, saying: "We are all in this together."

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Posted by Forkum at July 1, 2007 10:53 AM