Momentum Internationalists has launched an open letter calling for Keir Starmer to withdraw his criticism of protesters who pulled down statue of slave-trader Edward Colston in Bristol and instead back their action.
Please add your name: bit.ly/starmercolston
The issue with Starmer is wider. Beyond the Colston remark and a few anti-racist platitudes, he has been largely silent in this crisis.
Neither his record as Director of Public Prosecutions — for example failure to prosecute the police killers of Jean Charles de Menezes, or aggressive prosecution of people after the 2011 riots — nor his general conservatism suggest someone keen to challenge police violence and racism.