Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on the situation in Egypt, said:
“The events still unfolding in Egypt represent a defining moment in Egypt’s post-Mubarak era.
“We do not support military interventions in democratic systems, and it is important that Egypt urgently sets out a clear and credible path back to democratic rule.
"The British Government are correct to urge all parties to avoid any further violence and bloodshed. But the priority now must be to urge restraint and encourage all sides to follow a peaceful path towards reconciliation in the months ahead.
“The Foreign Office must continue to support British nationals in Egypt who require assistance and help from our Embassy and consular services.”