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Security becomes major issue in UK election campaign

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Security becomes major issue in UK election campaign

Security becomes major issue in UK election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would toughen sentences for people convicted of violent crime and terrorism, such as the attacker who killed two people on Friday, if he wins a national election this month.

Emer McCarthy reports.

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With just under two weeks until UK voters head to the polls, security has become one of the election campaign's pressing topics.

That comes after after a man convicted of terrorism and released early from prison, killed two people in London on Friday (November 29) before being shot dead by police.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party have long championed tough police and prison measures, but opposition parties have criticized the governing party for overseeing almost a decade of cuts to public services.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: ''I think its ridiculous, I think its repulsive that individuals as dangerous as this man should be allowed out after serving only eight years and that's why we are going to change the law." When pressed on the issue, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said people convicted of terrorism offenses should "not necessarily" serve their full prison terms. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITAIN'S OPPOSITION LABOUR LEADER, JEREMY CORBYN, SAYING: "I think it depends on the circumstances.

Depends on the sentence, but crucially depends on what they've done in prison..." SOPHY RIDGE INTERJECTING: "So not necessarily then?" CORBYN SAYING: "No, not necessarily, no.

I think there has to be an examination of how our prison services work and crucially, what happens when someone is released from prison, because I need to know whether or not the parole board were involved in his release - apparently they were not, they made that statement quite quickly." Three people remain in hospital, two of them in a stable condition, after Friday's attack.

Police said on Saturday that the attacker - Usman Khan - had been convicted in 2012 for his part in an al Qaeda-inspired plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange.

He was released in December 2018 subject to conditions.




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