Statement after the attacks in Paris

Today, all our thoughts and sympathy are with the people of Paris.

What took place in the French capital yesterday was horrific and immoral.

We stand in solidarity with the people of France – as with all victims of terror and violence.

I have cancelled my engagements today to hold discussions on events in France with shadow cabinet colleagues and be briefed by Downing Street security officials.

It’s vital at a time of such tragedy and outrage not to be drawn into responses which feed a cycle of violence and hatred.

We are proud to live in a multicultural and multi-faith society, and we stand for the unity of all communities.