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Piers Morgan has defended his fellow Londoners against Katie Hopkins – who caused outrage when she claimed Brits were ‘afraid and disunited’ following the London terror attack on Wednesday.
The journalist and Good Morning Britain host wrote a lengthy piece for MailOnline, refuting the claims made by his controversial colleague that London ‘has fallen apart’.
Explaining how he stood with his GMB colleague Susanna Reid at the south side of Westminster Bridge this morning, he wrote: ‘I turned back and saw hordes of Londoners driving, cycling and walking to work.
‘None of them looked remotely scared, cowed or beaten to me.
‘A few just looked irritated they couldn’t go over the closed bridge.
‘The thought that if they did, they too might fall victim to another pyscho fanatic never crossed their minds.
‘No, they looked united in one thought: Keep calm and Carry On.’
He concluded: ‘Britain won’t buckle just because a few wannabe jihadis want to make a sick, pathetic name for themselves.
‘We’ll just do exactly what I intend to do right now: make a pot of tea, keep calm and carry on.’
Hopkins found herself in the firing line once again when she appeared on Fox News following the attack on Westminster, which killed four and left seven in hospital fighting for their lives.
She said: ‘People are cowed, people are afraid and people are not united.
‘What I’m tired of hearing on the media everywhere at the moment here is “we will not be cowed by terror, we stand united”.
‘Because the big news is that’s the message in London. That is not the message here in the UK.
‘Great Britain is more disunited… than any time in its past.’
Angry Londoners immediately hit back, saying she had no right to speak on their behalf.
One furious Londoner wrote: ‘F*** off Katie Hopkins, we’re doing just fine thanks.’
While another tweeted: ‘Katie Hopkins does not speak for most people she is a one-off. We R sad & united, not cowed. Common sense not nonsense.’
Around 40 people were injured on Wednesday afternoon as a car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.
The attacker then stabbed PC Keith Palmer, who later died of his injuries, before being shot dead by armed police near the Houses of Parliament.
Mum-of-two Aysha Frade and American tourist Kurt Cochran also died in the attack.