Johnson calls for tougher penalties for terrorists
After the London bombing with two dead, there is consternation in Britain. But Boris Johnson and his opponent Jeremy Corbyn make the case campaign topic.
One should lock up terrorists and throw away the key: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken out loud after the attack of London for sharper anti-terror laws. At least 14 years should terrorists spend behind bars. It makes “no sense if people convicted of terrorist offences are dismissed early,” Johnson said on a Saturday visit to the scene.
Shortly after the crime had become known that the assassin was a convicted terrorist, after six years in prison, he was released prematurely in December 2018.
But Johnson made the promise of stricter crackdowns against terrorists a condition. His party would have to obtain the majority in the upcoming election – only then he could implement the plans.
The British PM is in campaign mode. And as macabre as that may sound, the terrorist attack in London with two dead people could not be entirely inconvenient. In less than two weeks Britain will decide who will join the new British parliament. For Johnson, the terrorist attack means that he can now prove his strength.