Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street. Hannah Mckay / Reuters
Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic: How Will the London Attacks Affect the U.K. Elections?
Both Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have been accused of politicizing recent attacks.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s assertion after Saturday night’s terrorist attack in London that there is “far too much tolerance of extremism in our country” comes less than a week before the June 8 general elections.
Terrorism was on the minds of the British public even before Saturday night’s attacks. This is the third such attack in the U.K. in 2017. Two weeks ago, a bomber detonated a device outside the Manchester Arena following a concert by Ariana Grande. In March, a man drove a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people and then stabbing a police officer to death. According to a recent poll, terrorism was the Number 2 issue Britons worried about (after healthcare and before immigration).
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 4, 2017
Theresa May's Terrorism Strategy -- J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic
New trend in terror: U.K. reels from 3rd attack in 3 months -- Mike Allen, Axios
What I saw on London Bridge -- Will Heaven, Spectator
London: Saturday Islamic terror attacks a tipping point in campaign to destroy the West -- John Moody, FOX News
This is a war on joy. Don’t let the terrorists rob us of who we are -- Hugh Muir, The Guardian
Kim Jong-un Isn’t Crazy and China Doesn’t Have a Solution -- Doug Bandow, National Interest
Fear penetrates Kabul after deadly cycle of violence -- Shereena Qazi, Al Jazeera
Can Google Maps help solve Afghanistan-Pakistan border dispute? -- Al Jazeera
China’s Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect: What to Expect -- Samm Sacks, Lawfare
Merkel is wrong about Trump and Brexit -- John Lloyd, Reuters
Merkel Makes an Enemy: It may pay to pick a fight with Trump. -- Christopher Caldwell, Weekly Standard
Trump Wasn't Only Problem at NATO Summit -- Spiegel Online
If Trump Wants a Fight in the Mideast, Iran Will Give Him One -- Afshon Ostovar, Foreign Policy
Ramadan: A Holy and Violent Month -- Kamran Bokhari, Geopolitical Futures
Time for a Terrorism Accord, Not a Climate Accord -- Roger Simon, PJ Media
B.C. lobs a bombshell at Mr. Trudeau -- Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail