Watch: Andrew Neil’s message for the jihadi johnnies out there

Watch: Andrew Neil's message for the jihadi johnnies out there
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After a testing week which saw four fatalities and 40 injured following a terrorist incident in Westminster, 'PrayForLondon' has been doing the rounds on social media. Happily, the BBC offered its own striking tribute to Keith Palmer -- the police officer murdered in the attack -- last night.

Speaking on This Week, Andrew Neil said Palmer's action had served as a reminder that 'the most important people in this country are not the rich, the powerful, the famous but those who run to confront the enemies of our civilisation while the rest of us are running away':

'I know there are still some jihadi johnniess out there who think they will eventually triumph because their love of death is greater than our love of life.

So let me just say this to them, do you have any idea who you're dealing with? This is the country that stood up alone to the might of the Luftwaffe, airforce of the greatest evil mankind has ever known. If you think we are going to be cowed by some pathetic poundland terrorist in a car with a knife then you're as delusional as you are malevolent.'

Mr S couldn't have said it better himself.

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