Sir Keir Starmer accuses Suella Braverman of 'sowing the seeds of hatred' and ... trends now
The Metropolitan Police made more than 100 arrests yesterday, the 'vast majority' far-right football hooligans who pelted officers with bottles, cans and metal fences after gathering to 'protect the Cenotaph' in Whitehall.
Mrs Braverman had repeatedly branded pro-Palestinian demonstrators 'hate marchers' and, in an article in The Times, accused the police of bias for letting the rally go ahead.
Nine officers were injured as they prevented a crowd of mainly football hooligans reaching the Cenotaph, with Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist calling their 'extreme violence' towards the police 'extraordinary and deeply concerning'.
'A week of intense debate about protest and policing' helped 'increase community tensions', he said.
Rishi Sunak has come under pressure to sack Suella Braverman following ugly scenes on Armistice Day
Sir Keir said her and the Prime Minister's treatment of the police and protesters showed a 'lack of respect for this country's values and its principles'
Sir Keir said few public figures 'have done more recently to whip up division' than the Home Secretary.
The Labour leader said her and the Prime Minister's treatment of the police and protesters showed a 'lack of respect for this country's values and its principles'.
Mr Sunak has so far maintained confidence in his Home Secretary, even after a week in which ministers distanced themselves from her claims homelessness is a 'lifestyle choice'.
There has been speculation that the Prime Minister will carry out a ministerial reshuffle, which could see Mrs Braverman moved, but not before next week's Supreme Court ruling on the Rwanda deportation policy championed by her.
But her incendiary language on 'pro-Palestinian mobs' has angered many, including within the Tory party, with demands for her to go increasing.
In a comment piece in the Sunday Telegraph, Sir Keir wrote: 'The Home Secretary and the Prime Minister's treatment of the police and protestors alike this week - coming just a few days after she