As radical Left MPs celebrate the statue trial ruling, Labour’s mask slips.
According to a Tory MP, LABOUR MPs demonstrated that their party was “unfit to govern” by celebrating the “Colston Four” trial verdict.
Four people accused of destroying a statue of Edward Colston, an English philanthropist and slave trader, were found not guilty.
The decision has sparked widespread concern that it has established a precedent that criminal damage is no longer an automatic offense.
Rhian Graham, 30, Milo Ponsford, 26, Sage Willoughby, 22, and Jake Skuse, 33, were charged with tearing down the statue on June 7, 2020, during a Black Lives Matter protest.
After the statue was vandalized, they threw it into Bristol’s harbourside.
The outcome, Labour MPs claimed, proved that “the real criminal act was Edward Colston’s deeds.”
Sir John Hayes, the highly respected Conservative MP who chairs the influential Common Sense Group, reacted angrily, accusing those who celebrated the result of violating the “rule of law.”
“Of course, the Labour Party has at best a shaky relationship with law and order, and this exemplifies that,” he told this website.
“To justify such criminal behavior and to applaud such a bizarre decision demonstrates why Labour is unfit to govern.”
“It had been a particularly bad day for the rule of law.”
Finally, if you deface or destroy another person’s property without their permission, you are committing criminal damage.
It’s just a simple matter of fact.
“It doesn’t matter what you think of Colston; it’s not about him or the statue’s uniqueness.”
It’s all about causing criminal damage.”
“I notice the shadow home secretary and the opposition leader have said nothing about it,” he continued.
“I’m sure they’re humiliated by their coworkers.”
Sir Keir, who used to be the director of prosecutions, condemned the act the day after the statue was demolished in 2020.
However, since the court’s decision on Wednesday, he has remained silent on the case’s outcome.
“Edward Colston was responsible for violently transporting 84,000 Africans to the Caribbean,” Zarah Sultana said on social media.
“They were chained, beaten, and raped on the way, with 19,000 people dying along the way.”
“A statue was erected in his honor in Bristol, but those who toppled it were rightfully cleared in court today.”
“This verdict,” said York Central MP Rachel Maskell.
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