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Watch: Labour MP refuses to condemn Bristol violence

Watch: Labour MP refuses to condemn Bristol violence
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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.'

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Mr S wonders how long it will be before the 24-year-old follows her 'hero' Jeremy Corbyn in having the whip withdrawn...

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