Our thoughts and prayers go out to the those killed in Westminster yesterday, those injured by this barbaric act and their families, friends and loved ones.
At times like these, when those who wish to spread hate attempt to divide us, we must remember those who run towards scenes of danger – brave members of the public and emergency services alike. Their actions should be those we focus on today.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by those who greeted an act of inhumanity with humanity, who greeted violence with compassion and who work to save lives and keep us safe at moments of national tragedy, just as they do all year round.
Our thoughts too are with the selfless public servants – especially those who put themselves in danger each day to protect us, care for us and heal us.
Today those same heroes of our public services return to their vital work. They will not hesitate to put themselves in danger again so that the rest of us might remain safe. They are the very best of us. And we should thank them not just today, but every day – they are true public service heroes.