Cressida Dick, the woeful Met police commissioner behind the delays in acting on Boris Johnson’s ‘partygate’ and the decision not to name him if he is fined for breaching lockdown laws, is gone – apparently told to quit by London mayor Sadiq Khan.
Khan’s action showed her to be unpalatable even for centrist tastes – and she oversaw the police shooting of the unarmed Jean-Charles de Menezes and a spate of racially discriminatory stop and search incidents, as well as a botched investigation into alleged sexual abuse of children and atrocious responses to women’s protests against murder of women by police officers – yet Labour’s right-wing leader Keir Starmer is on record saying he backed her and how pleased he was that her contract was extended, even though his supporter Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence, had called for Dick to go:
Just as reliably as Jeremy Corbyn has been on the right side of history, Starmer unfailingly picks the wrong side – and is now seen to have done so again.
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