Sun Mar 14th, 2021 at 09:26:44 AM EST
In the week of Women's Rights ...
Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger
We knew this was coming. Priti Patel has been extremely clear about what she thinks of Black Lives Matter. "Those protests were dreadful," she said last month. She's also been clear about what she thinks of Extinction Rebellion. At a police conference last year she branded its activists "eco-crusaders turned criminals". Now we see what she plans to do about it.
On Tuesday, the Home Office published the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill. It covers a wide range of areas, from sentencing to digital information. But it has a specific section on the policing of protests. And the function of this section is simple: It aims to silence them. It is cancel culture on a statutory footing, directed against the left.
Priti Patel describes Black Lives Matter protests as 'dreadful' | The Guardian - Feb. 12, 2021 |
The home secretary, Priti Patel, has described the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the UK last year as "dreadful" and said she did not agree with the gesture of taking the knee.
The protests, in which demonstrations took place in more than 260 towns and cities in June and July, were the largest anti-racism protests in Britain for decades.
Pandemic and a vigil for women's anguish
Sarah Everard: Met officer appears in court charged with kidnap and murder | The Guardian - March 13, 2021 |
The day after ... Met Police headache
During the vigil, where was mayor Khan an responsible politicians and officials?
Police response to vigil for murdered London woman Sarah Everard called 'unacceptable' | ABC News |
Sarah Everard: Met defends policing of London vigil as 'necessary'
The Metropolitan police have defended their policing of the London vigil in memory of Sarah Everard, after widespread criticism of the force's handling of the gathering.
Priti Patel, the home secretary, and Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, both said they had demanded an explanation from the Met, amid accusations that officers had grabbed women during clashes with the crowd and mismanaged the largely peaceful vigil in Clapham, south London.
Figures from across the political divide united in criticism, with Tory MPs among those who condemned the Met's approach as "appalling". Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat leader, called on Dick to resign. "This was a complete, abject, tactical and moral failure on the part of the police," he said in a letter to the commissioner. "We therefore call on you to consider your leadership of the service."
British style white-wash, a commission will be installed with most experienced Lord Judges and Lady Prosecutors ...
The Conservative Party's changing stance on race | The Economist - Oct. 31, 2020 |
According to hansard, the official parliamentary record, the term "critical race theory" had not been uttered in the House of Commons before October 20th. The discipline, which holds racism as a pervasive condition rather than merely as hateful conduct, emerged in American academia in the 1980s, and crossed the Atlantic two decades later. It uses the concept of "white supremacy" to refer not just to hooded Klansmen, but to the everyday advantages afforded to white people. It has shaped the thinking of many in the Black Lives Matter (blm) movement.
Yet it had not much stirred the Conservative Party until Kemi Badenoch, a Treasury minister who also speaks for the government on equalities issues, declared the government to be "unequivocally against critical race theory", calling it "an ideology that sees my blackness as a victimhood and their whiteness as an oppression".