Commons revulsion at Ulster murders

VIOLENT extremists who murdered two soldiers and a policeman in recent days will not be allowed to destroy the hard won peace process in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged in the Commons at lunchtime.

Graham Dines

VIOLENT extremists who murdered two soldiers and a policeman in recent days will not be allowed to destroy the hard won peace process in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged in the Commons at lunchtime.

Mr Brown sent his condolences to the families and friends of Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar, who were shot dead on Saturday, and Pc Stephen Carroll, who was killed on Monday.

Hailing the “professional courage and dedication,” the Prime Minister said: “The peace marches today on the streets of Northern Ireland show what I saw in Northern Ireland on Monday and what we are seeing right across the country.

“The unity against violence of the people and their representatives; the defiance and the determination to stand up to the evil and criminal violence; and the unyielding resolution to say with one voice that the

Conservative leader David Cameron - back on duty following the death and funeral of his six year-old son Ivan - said the most important thing was that everyone in the province works with the police to ensure these “callous killers”' are caught, charged and convicted.