Nick Clegg responds to Charlie Hebdo attack
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Following the attack on the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has called the tragedy a "barbaric attack on freedom of speech."
In a statement to the media Nick said:
"My thoughts are with the victims of today's barbaric attack in Paris, and with their families and colleagues.
"Acts of terror like this will never ever shake our commitment to freedom of speech and civil liberties. It will never stop us from being a tolerant and liberal society.
"We will stick together and defy any attempts by radical extremists to gag or intimidate us.
"To the people of Paris I say, everyone in Britain stands with you in the aftermath of this vile attack."
Horrible news of a barbaric attack on freedom of speech in Paris. My thoughts are with the victims, their families and their colleagues.- Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) January 7, 2015