Oh dear. Appearing on BBC Two's Politics Live this afternoon, Labour left winger Nadia Whittome refused to condemn the violent protesters in Bristol last night that left 20 policeman injured including two in a serious condition.
Despite being asked four times by presenter Jo Coburn, Whittome would only say 'I'm not going to get into condemning protesters when we don't know what's happened yet. We need a full investigation into what has happened.'
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 22, 2021
“It’s just selfish, self-indulgent, self-centred violence.”Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees says he is “furious” by the actions of the “thugs” that turned last night’s demonstration violent.Get more on this story: https://t.co/dnAfRqwPD7 pic.twitter.com/bHyEaqStPU
Given that Whittome's leader Keir Starmer has already said the events in Bristol were 'inexcusable' and 'completely unacceptable' Mr S wonders how long it will be before the 24-year-old follows her 'hero' Jeremy Corbyn in having the whip withdrawn...
— Nadia Whittome MP (@NadiaWhittomeMP) March 22, 2021
I am strongly against the use of violence against anyone.It is right to wait until after an investigation into why public order broke down at a demonstration that was previously peaceful before making sweeping statements. [1/2]