May spokesmn: "Conservative party will not be campaigning nationally today. We will review as day goes on &as more details of attack emerge"
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) June 4, 2017
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 4, 2017
After last night’s appalling attack in London, the Tories and the SNP have suspended their national campaigns, and the other parties are set to follow suit, there’s been talk by some about suspending the general election, doing so would be a bad idea.
Five days before the October 1974 general election there was the Guildford pub bombings as part of the IRA bombing campaign on the British mainland, and the election still went ahead. Delaying democracy is a victory for those behind the attacks.
I’ve always been in the keep calm and carry on camp, it’s one of the finest attributes of this country, as exemplified in the tweet below, so unless there are credible threats against polling stations, the election must go on.
— Rob Holley (@robholley) June 3, 2017