The right-wing weaponisation of last year’s London Bridge attack needs calling out

In 2019 the UK was convulsed by a shocking act of violence along London Bridge. On 29 November, two people were killed and another three injured in a stabbing attack committed by a radical Islamist who had previously served prison time for another terrorism offence. Predictably, the usual suspects in the right-wing media cynically used the attack and the background of the perpetrator to push their reactionary agenda. And as the 12 December election day neared, it was also inevitably used as ammunition for attacking Jeremy Corbyn. Of course, all acts of terror should unequivocally be condemned. But these right-wing forces need to be called out on their shameless misuse of the tragedy for their own political ends.

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