"Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed out the connections between wars that we've been involved in or supported and fought in in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home..." - Jeremy Corbyn, Friday 26th May, 2017
The recent bombing in Manchester, like other terrorist attacks around the world, was terrible and inexcusable. I was horrified when I heard about it the following morning, and I felt very sad for the victims and their families. I also felt relieved that police and security services were investigating the incident and doing what they could to prevent another attack in the UK.
But I couldn't help thinking, as I have often done, that our nation's foreign policy in recent years has inadvertently given terrorist organisations extra fuel to attract new recruits.
So although the timing of Jeremy Corbyn's speech a few days ago was insensitive to some, I agreed with much of what he had to say, and the balanced way in which he said it.
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.