‘We need our security services to make the right decision’ – and Davis challenges Starmer to say what he thinks
A Tory MP has put the deputy leader of the Labour party to shame over comments on policing and human rights. Such are the dark and perverse days we are living in.
Former Cabinet minister David Davis showed Angela Rayner how it’s done over her claim that she supports police shooting suspected terrorists first and ‘ask[ing] questions later’, saying:
We need our security services to make the “right” decision not a “shoot first, ask questions later” decision.
Davis also directly challenged Rayner’s boss to come out and say what he thinks:
Starmer, of course, is desperately trying to persuade die-hard Tories and billionaire newspaper owners that he’s no threat to their interests – and infamously gave now-departed Met police chief Cressida Dick his unqualified support despite her role of the operation that did shoot first (and then avoid questions), killing the innocent Jean Charles de Menezes in London.
And he was perfectly willing to stand aside while the Tories pushed through a bill to give security services and their civilians agents immunity from prosecution for crimes they commit while undercover, claimed the Bloody Sunday massacre ‘unfolded’ as if it was a natural disaster and not state-sanctioned murder and has now got his drones smearing Jeremy Corbyn by claiming Corbyn’s policy was to be soft on criminals.
So don’t hold your breath for him to condemn Rayner’s trigger-happiness – unless he and his handlers decide there’s some short-term political gain in it. And so far, they appear not to think there is.
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