Stephen lovegrove

Top MoD mandarin: supporting BLM is ‘not political’

Is it political to support Black Lives Matter? Not according to No. 10’s most senior security adviser. Stephen Lovegrove (he/him) was until March this year the top civil servant in the Ministry of Defence, before being promoted to national security adviser in Downing Street. During an MoD staff call in June last year, Lovegrove stated supporting BLM is: ‘Not a political position whatsoever. It’s not a gesture of support for any particular organisation. It is about the general principle of recognising that, at the moment, there is a problem that we, as a society, need to fix.’ Now, Mr S isn’t sure about this one. Perhaps Lovegrove hasn’t seen the official BLM