Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Tottenham Court Road?
Mark Duggan was an unattractive character, but he was unarmed when, 10 years ago today, he was hunted to death as part of an organised competitive sport such as had also been played in the mining communities during the Strike.
Protest erupted across young, poor and black Britain, leading to all-night court sittings to impose draconian penalties in double quick time, with no pretence to due process, but secure in the knowledge that the young, the poor and the black could do nothing about it. And who was the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2011? I'll give you three guesses. Oh, you got it in one. Well done, you.
Of course people "know what Keir Starmer stands for". Unless you wanted the prize-givings for this organised competitive sport of hunting the young, the poor and the black to be held in 10 Downing Street, then do not vote for any parliamentary candidate who even pretended to believe that Starmer ought to become Prime Minister. Do not vote Labour for the House of Commons while he remained Leader.