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Dawn Butler: where’s Starmer’s support for his MP, as campaign to get Cressida #DickOut of Met Police begins

Struck dumb: faced with clear racism against a Labour MP by the police he so staunchly supports, what does Keir Starmer do? He HESITATES.

Public support for Labour MP Dawn Butler is growing, along with a campaign for the removal of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick – but her own party leader, Keir Starmer, is silent. Why?

Starmer – a former Director of Public Prosecutions and a staunch supporter of the police – has been on the social media since the car in which Ms Butler was travelling was stopped under false pretences by police yesterday (August 9). So have many of his right-wing – sorry, centrist – lieutenants. But they haven’t had a word to say about it.

The new New Labour leader has been struggling with his attitude to racism after his many attempts to end the anti-Semitism controversy in the Labour Party came unstuck when confronted by the facts, and after his comments about Black Lives Matter showed him up as a hypocrite.

Now, faced with a clear example of police racism and the racial profiling of his MP, Starmer is hesitating. Would he really rather side with the racists?

Perhaps he would feel more comfortable siding with the liars who have crawled out from the virtual woodwork of the social media to attack Ms Butler with false claims that she “flipped” the video she took of the incident and that her passenger was white (and not black). But these have been shown to be nonsense:

Perhaps Mr Starmer would feel more comfortable siding with Tory London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey, who doesn’t seem to understand institutional racism…

… and whose attitude to racial profiling changes according to whatever he thinks is politically expedient:

Starmer’s silence is deafening – and the commentariat is flagging it up:

This is far from the first incident involving the police targeting cars with black drivers and passengers – in fact, black people are far more likely to be stopped and searched for flimsy reasons than white people. One of the excuses offered to Ms Butler was that tinted rear windows may be illegal (the law says they’re not) and this is an old favourite among the Met stop-and-search gang.

Ms Butler herself has pointed out that it is 20 years since the Macpherson Report labelled the Met Police as “institutionally racist” but nothing has been done to change the situation.

So now a campaign has sprung up online to remove current Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick – under whose control the current situation has worsened:

Oh, and are we interested in the difference between the way the police treated Ms Butler – an MP – and the way they treated Dominic Cummings, who is only an MP’s advisor?

UPDATE 5.45pm, August 10: Starmer has finally broken his silence on Twitter – although it really wasn’t worth the wait. You can see his comment here, along with some responses to it.

I’m particularly drawn to the reply that states: “You were too sh*t scared to make a public comment because you hadn’t focus grouped it. Jesus. Spineless.” It sums up Starmer in a nutshell.

Other comments assert that Labour staffers – for whom Starmer has apparently shown support – have carried out racial profiling on some of the party’s black MPs.

This is a pathetic showing from a weak man who is unfit to lead.

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New UKIP leader named – and it’s a little bit unfortunate

New leader: The Braine at the head of UKIP.

This is a perfect disaster.

The new leader of UKIP is…

Wait for it…

Dick Braine.

What possesses parents to inflict such cruelty on their children, almost from birth?

We could hope that his political acumen is of a far higher quality than his unfortunate nomenclature.

But then again, he’s in UKIP – so even that hope is probably forlorn.

Richard Braine has been elected as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

In a ballot of members, Mr Braine received 53% of the vote – more than double that of his closest rival.

Mr Braine was the favoured candidate of his predecessor, Gerard Batten, who resigned after UKIP’s poor performance in the European elections in May.

The chairman of the party’s West London branch, he beat Freddy Vachha, who won 20% of the vote, Ben Walker, on 14% and ex-deputy leader Mike Hookem, on 13%.

Source: UKIP: Richard Braine elected as party leader – BBC News

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‘Dick pic’ row exposes Tory hypocrisy about permissible behaviour

Really, Brandon Lewis – that big? The Conservative Party chairman discusses the size of… his own hypocrisy. He’s underestimating.

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis would be regretting he spoke up about this – if he had the slightest shred of self-awareness.

Mr Lewis – misnamed “The voice of women in politics” by his party – seems to think that it is inappropriate for the Labour Party to put forward Sally Keeble as a candidate for election because, it seems, she pressed the “like” button for a ‘dick pic’ on Twitter – an image of male genitalia.

No – the “optics” (as the way a topic looks has been described by pretentious political commentators lately) are terrible. Labour followers have been having fun with this all day. Some have suggested possibilities regarding the picture that was the subject of Ms Keeble’s arousal…

… although the above seems unlikely. Apologies to those of a weak constitution who are shocked at having to see this particular example of one, so many years after the person concerned left public life.

Others made more pointed remarks – about the behaviour of Conservative representatives:

And Ash hasn’t even scratched the surface. What about the mountain of porn that was found on a computer in Damian Green’s office, back in 2008? He rose to a Cabinet position as Work and Pensions Secretary before that particular issue brought him down (it was really repulsive porn).

And what about the infamous “sex spreadsheet” listing 36 Conservative MPs whose alleged sexual indiscretions would make liking a “dick pic” shrink to insignificance?

That good, eh? That reminds me – I posted my own two-penn’orth on this subject: “Will there be a trend of people liking dick pics in protest at this? And will those protestors find themselves victimised for it by a future Brandon Lewis?”

Maybe not.

Maybe by then, Conservative Party leaders will have learned to have a proper sense of proportion.


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