— LeaderofBirmingham (@BrumLeader) March 23, 2017
Birmingham stands with London against terrorism in all its evil guises. This city’s heart goes out to the victims and the injured in the Westminster attack.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those caught up in such a dreadful atrocity.
Birmingham is a city built on the spirit and hard work of immigrants and refugees who came here from across the world to seek safety and make a new home.
The sons and daughters and grandchildren of those immigrants are part of the Birmingham family today.
We celebrate basic Birmingham values – everybody is born equal, no discrimination on grounds of sex or religion.
Everyone is welcome in Birmingham….everyone can make it in Birmingham.
When these shared values are challenged this city won’t turn a blind eye. Across our communities the simple message to those who carry out terrorist acts is: Not In Our Name