Rosie Cooper MP said of the terrorist attacks on London last week:
“On hearing the news of the attacks I felt sickened and angry. There can be no justification for the indiscriminate attacks on innocent citizens."
The atmosphere in Parliament reflected the tumultuous week we all experienced as individuals and as a country. From the euphoria and jubilation of winning the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday to the solemn and strong resolve from all MPs to face the events of Thursday by continuing Parliamentary business as normal, refusing to allow the terrorists even the smallest victory over the British people.
"Over the past few days since the attacks I have been struck by the spirit of humanity tinged with strength and defiance that exists in Britain. We have seen this in the response from everyone. How magnificent our emergency services have been, the resilience of people in London to return to work by tube and bus; and the sympathetic response from across the globe."
"Then to end the week with Victory Day celebrations. A timely reminder of our history of defending our way of life and our values. Those values, care and compassion for our fellow man, we must carry with us over the coming weeks and months”.