Senior British Figures Respond To Terrorist Attack On France

The latest meme on Twitter is #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie)

Senior British figures have taken to Twitter to express their horror and (in some cases) indifference at the attack on Charlie Hebdo by Islamic terrorists. They join an army of other British people who are now using various hashtags including #JeSuisCharlie to show their support for the French Republic at this difficult time.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Sovereign

  Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP – Prime Minister

Rt. Hon. Ed Miliband MP – Leader of HM Loyal Opposition

Nigel Farage MEP – Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party

Prof. Richard Dawkins –  Evolutionary Biologist

Daniel Hannan MEP – Anti-EU Campaigner and Journalist

Anjem Choudary – British Hate Preacher

Sadiq Khan MP – Labour London Mayoral Hopeful (his only tweet today, posted at around 1.10pm)

Tony Barber – Financial Time (on their website)

Charlie Hebdo was “editorially foolish” and “stupid” it was a “Muslim baiting magazine”.

Damian Thompson – Spectator Magazine (in response)

Ed Husain – Adviser to Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Amjad Bashir MEP – UKIP Communities Spokesman

Richard Branson – Founder, The Virgin Group


Matthew Barzun – US Ambassador to the United Kingdom