Iain Dale is Leading Britain's Conversation.
24 May 2017, 18:21
The events in Manchester on Monday shocked us all, but that atrocity is likely to be repeated unless action is taken now, David Mellor says.
The former minister, who was part of the Home Office during the IRA troubles, said callous acts would continue “unless something is done with the people who are capable of doing such stuff”.
David asked why it was only after mass murder had been committed did authorities appear to want to do something about it.
“Most of these people have come from overseas, they’ve been given political asylum, they’ve been given unlimited right to remain.”
Salman Abedi, the man named by police as the suspect responsible for Monday’s attack, was born in Britain after his parents fled Libya.
David continued: “In Germany, they’ve just revoked the citizenship of two people they regard as threats because even though they think they were born in Germany they cannot be sustained as Germans.
“If we really mean it, if we really mean this cannot happen again, action has got to be taken against people who are known to the authorities.”
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