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Quotation

We stand absolutely united with the French people against terrorism and against this threat to our values – free speech, the rule of law, democracy. It’s absolutely essential we defend those values today and every day.

— United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron, responding to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.