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Boris Johnson: Nice attack represents continuing threat to Europe

Boris Johnson: Nice attack represents continuing threat to Europe
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Following last night's terror attack in Nice which left over 80 dead, the Union Jack and the Tricolore are at half mast in Downing Street. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has issued a short statement confirming that there will be ministerial meetings today to discuss the implications.

He went on to say that the attacks -- which have left at least one British national injured -- represent a continuing threat to Britain and the rest of Europe. He emphasised that countries must unite to tackle this together:

'Our thoughts are very much with the people of France and Nice, an absolutely appalling incident.

If this is a terrorist incident as it appears to be, it represents a continuing threat to us and the whole of Europe and we must meet it together.'

He's only being doing the job for one day but Johnson is already facing one of the toughest tests for a Foreign Secretary.

Written byKaty Balls

Katy Balls is The Spectator's deputy political editor. She is also a columnist for the i paper.

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