Tag: Amess, David (1952-2021)

U.K. Police Charge Suspect in Killing of Lawmaker

LONDON — The British police on Thursday charged a 25-year-old man with murder in the killing of David Amess, a lawmaker who was stabbed in a town east of London last week. The attack has rattled the British political establishment and intensified concerns over the security precautions for members of Parliament. The man charged was […]

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U.K. Leaders Praise Slain Lawmaker Amid Heightened Security Concerns

LONDON — Politicians from across the political divide on Monday united in tribute to David Amess, the British lawmaker killed in an assault last week that has heightened concerns about security arrangements for members of Parliament. The police have declared the attack a terrorist incident and have until Friday to charge the man being held […]

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Police Search for Motive in British Lawmaker’s Killing

LONDON — The police searched for answers on Sunday about what might have motivated a 25-year-old British man of Somali heritage, the suspect in the brutal slaying of a Conservative Party lawmaker during a meeting with his constituents that has shaken Britain’s political establishment. Scotland Yard has not yet publicly named the suspect, though British […]

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With Lawmaker’s Killing, the U.K. Confronts a New Episode of Terrorism

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other British leaders paid their respects on Saturday morning at a church east of London where a Conservative lawmaker was fatally stabbed a day earlier, as the country grappled with another apparent episode of lone-wolf terrorism. A somber Mr. Johnson — joined by the opposition leader, Keir Starmer, […]

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What Are Political ‘Surgeries’ in Britain?

David Amess, a British lawmaker who was stabbed to death on Friday, warned in a book published less than a year ago that attacks on members of Parliament had spoiled “the great British tradition” of voters meeting politicians, adding that a deadly assault “could happen to any of us.” That tradition of lawmakers conducting regular, […]

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