England

After Manchester

Print edition : June 23, 2017

Members of the public observe a minute’s silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attack, on May 25, in Manchester. Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth with Amy Barlow, 12, from Rawtenstall, Lancashire, and her mother, Kathy during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to meet victims of the terror attack, on May 25. Photo: Getty Images

Prime Minister Theresa May. She emphasised the messages of “solidarity and hope” that marked Manchester’s response to the attack. Photo: Matt Dunham/AP

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn congratulated Manchester for “refusing to be divided by hate”. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images

An image taken from a security camera on May 22 of Salman Abedi with a blue suitcase. Britain’s domestic intelligence agency will focus on why, despite repeated warnings from the public, agents decided that the bomber posed no threat. Photo: GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE/NYT

The terrorist attack in Manchester makes clear the vulnerabilities of the ruling Conservatives, who have struggled to control the debates generated by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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