There has actually been more forthright commentary about the Woolwich attack from French politicians than from British politicians. Here are some remarks made by Jacques Myard, an MP in the UMP party (Sarkozy's party, mainstream right-wing).

"The cowardly attack of the Islamists against a British soldier in London might finally open the eyes of the naive English and others who preach tolerance towards religious extremists and guarantee their freedom of expression."

"...In a world that has become totally transnational, without borders, we now need to recgonise that Islamist assassins are a fifth column present in all the suburbs of Europe."

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