PM yet to talk to father of terror victim
BORIS JOHNSON has admitted he has yet to speak to the father of London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt.
David Merritt has accused Johnson of trying to “make political capital” from his son’s death.
The Prime Minister sought to blame Labour for the early release of convicted terrorist Usman Khan, who killed 25-yearold Jack and 23-year-old Saskia Jones.
Speaking to ITV News London, Mr Johnson said: “I have every sympathy with the families of Jack and Saskia. What I would say, with great respect, is that I stick to my position, which is that I don’t think it’s sensible for people who are convicted of crimes of terrorism to be out automatically on early release.”
Pressed on whether he would phone Mr Merritt, Mr Johnson replied: “With great respect, I will keep my contacts with families of victims private, if that’s all right.”