23 May 2017

Statement of Édouard Philippe following the Manchester attack

Press release from the Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.
 
The most cowardly form of terrorism has yet again reared its ugly head, targeting, as was the case in Paris over a year ago, an entertainment venue – this time specifically in the knowledge that these were young people gathered for a fun night out.
 
Following this abominable crime, I would like to express to the citizens of Manchester and the British people my sadness as well as the French people’s solidarity and unwavering friendship.
 
I call on my fellow citizens to maintain the utmost vigilance, confronted as we are with a threat that has never loomed so large.