Jeremy Corbyn is guilty of facilitating UK terror attacks, says author Douglas Murray

Some political leaders are 'guilty people, they are people who are facilitating the extremists', says author Douglas Murray

Britain was hit by its third terror attack in three months on Saturday

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn is guilty of facilitating the UK's current terror crisis, author Douglas Murray has told talkRADIO in an extraordinary interview.

Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer, Murray said Corbyn has "spent his entire career defending anybody who wants to blow up people in Britain", and he, along with politicians like Labour's Yasmin Qureshi and the former Tory minister Baroness Warsi, are stopping the country having an effective anti-terror policy.

Corbyn has demanded Theresa May's resignation today, saying she must be held to account for the police cuts she oversaw while home secretary.

But Murray, speaking before Corbyn made the comments, said it is in fact the Labour leader who should be looking at himself.

The author, whose works include The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, said that, while terrorists represent a tiny minority of the UK population, there is a "far larger number of people who provide the mood music for these people."

Corbyn, Warsi and Qureshi have "endlessly campaigned against all kinds of measures that are needed to keep our country safe" and thus, Murray says, are "guilty of facilitating the extremists."

Turning to the UK's response to Saturday's attack in London Bridge, Murray said Theresa May is the only political leader capable of taking Britain forward, adding that the Muslim community must speak out against anyone who may hold radical sympathies. 

"We're not a lynch mob," Murray said, "but we have to make it clear that, if you or I knew people who were anywhere close to people who wanted to destroy our country.. we would know this was a problem to sort out.

"[Muslim] communal leaders have to realise there is going to be a very great deal of pressure now, and there should be. And this can be solved in a decent way. But it cannot be solved by denial and embarassment and covering over."

Listen to the full interview above