Speeches, etc.

Margaret Thatcher

Written Statement deploring the murder of the Rev. Roy Bradford MP

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Source: House of Commons Library: COI statement
Editorial comments: Dated 16 November, but an account of the statement was carried on BBC Radio News Report 1800 14 November 1981. A copy can be found in PREM19/814 f194.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 81
Themes: Northern Ireland, Terrorism

I have heard with great shock of the murder of Mr Robert Bradford MP and Mr Kenneth Campbell.

The whole government joins me in sending our sympathy to their families and shares their horror at what has occurred.

We shall pursue with the utmost vigour those who committed this wicked act and will persevere in our overriding duty to cleanse our country of the evil of terrorism.