Suella Braverman accuses police of ‘double standards’ on pro-Palestine march – latest news
'Suella Braverman is out of control,' said one Labour politician.
Suella Braverman has accused the Metropolitan Police of ‘double standards’ in its handling of a pro-Palestinian protest in London planned for Armistice Day.
Writing in The Times yesterday, the home secretary said there is a ‘perception that senior officers play favourites when it comes to protesters’, adding that the pro-Palestine ‘mobs’ are ‘problematic’.
For the past four Saturdays, tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched through the capital in grief and solidarity with Gaza to denounce the 10,000-strong death toll.
Another is planned for Saturday (November 11) with Rishi Sunak saying holding one on the remembrance day event would be ‘disrespectful’.
The Met has said it has no grounds to ban the protest – it can only do so under a rarely used power not employed since 2012 to ban a string of far-right protests.
Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, wrote on X: ‘Suella Braverman is out of control.
‘Her article tonight is a highly irresponsible, dangerous attempt to undermine respect for police at a sensitive time.’