He made the comments in an opinion piece published in the Guardian newspaper on Thursday evening.
“This horrific event demands first of all the most thorough and painstaking criminal investigation, conducted by our police and security services. They have a right to expect full support in their work, just as the public should also be able to expect calm heads and a measured response from their political leaders,” Mr. Corbyn’s article reads.
Contrary to what those in the Westminster bubble believe, Jeremy Corbyn has judged the public mood perfectly. These people need to get out in the real world. Most people I know wouldn't trust Theresa May to lie straight in bed. #bbctw #thisweek— Daniel Blake's Vest #RJCOB (@WarmongerHodges) March 16, 2018
Corbyn went on to warn that a hasty response, without conclusive evidence, was not in the interests of the UK’s national security.
“To rush way ahead of the evidence being gathered by the police, in a fevered parliamentary atmosphere, serves neither justice nor our national security,” Corbyn added.
He expressed discontent with some of the Russian government’s policies, but said the UK should avoid entering a new cold war.
Im happy to be in a party led by a man who doesn't panic under pressure, doesn't allow himself to be affected by hysteria, and maintains a keen focus on due process and facts. I couldn't be happier with Jeremy Corbyn's #Russiagate response. My admiration for him has increased 😊— Twenty8Sixty8 (@WilliamPMack) March 15, 2018
“However, this does not mean we should resign ourselves to a ‘new cold war’ of escalating arms spending, proxy conflicts across the globe and a McCarthyite intolerance of dissent,” Corbyn warned.
In addition to serving as the leader of the UK’s second largest political party, Corbyn represents the Islington North constituency in the House of Commons and formerly served as the chairman of the Stop the War Coalition.
Others have called for restraint, and voiced doubts over Russia’s culpability in the attack, arguing that it would be senseless for Russia to use the novichok nerve agent in such an attack, as it seemingly traces back to them.
The UK’s refusal to provide Russian authorities and investigators with a sample of the agent and other pieces of evidence has also drawn criticism.
France echoing Corbyn on Russia by wanting “definitive conclusions” is an international reality check for Brits kicking him and hailing May— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) March 14, 2018