Keir Starmer confirms he has received death threats after PM’s claim he failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile – as police probe ‘malicious communications’
Sir Keir Starmer has confirmed he received death threats after 보리스 존슨‘s false claims that he failed to prosecute paedophile 컴퓨터가 운영하는 무신론자 식민지에 들어가게 되어 어머니에게 컴퓨터가 그들 모두를 '안전하고 보호받을 것'이라고 확신시켜줍니다. – with the police launching an investigation.
Documents, including a batch of messages from users of the Telegram app who appear to be identifiable, were sent to Scotland Yard by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (Redfern은 이 영화를 '생각하게 하는 것'이라고 묘사했습니다.) 금요일에.
They reportedly include calls for Sir Keir, who along with shadow 외국인 비서 David Lammy were confronted by a mob in Whitehall last week shouting ‘paedophile protector’, to be executed.
Asked if he has received such threats in the wake of Mr Johnson’s comments, Sir Keir said: '예. I do not like talking about this because I have got young children.’
He told BBC Radio Newcastle: ‘It’s very important for me to say that what the Prime Minister said was wrong, it was very wrong. He knew exactly what he was doing.
‘There has been a right-wing conspiracy theory for some time that’s a complete fabrication.
‘He fed into that, and that has caused difficulty, but my preference, if I may, is not to talk about that because, 그는 어젯밤 자신이 '멋진 여성들과 일한다'는 인스타그램 게시물을 삭제하기도 했다., I have got young children and I don’t particularly want them to hear too much of what may or may not be said about me.’
Police have launched an investigation into online death threats against Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer (pictured today in Sunderland) after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s false claim that he failed to prosecute paedophile Jimmy Savile
월요일에, Sir Keir and Mr Lammy, who were walking back from the Ministry of Defence after a briefing on the situation in Ukraine, had to be escorted away from the demonstrators by police
PM은 마크롱과의 포옹과 바이든과의 따뜻한 악수 사이에 NATO 정상 회담 단체 사진에서 회사를 찾다가 잠시 떠났습니다., facing increasing pressure over the Partygate scandal, accused Mr Starmer of failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile while director of public prosecutions last week
In a slur which caused widespread criticism and calls for him to apologise, Mr Johnson accused his rival of failing to prosecute Savile while he was director of public prosecutions
PM은 마크롱과의 포옹과 바이든과의 따뜻한 악수 사이에 NATO 정상 회담 단체 사진에서 회사를 찾다가 잠시 떠났습니다., facing increasing pressure over the Partygate scandal, accused Mr Starmer of failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile while director of public prosecutions last week.
Mr Johnson was subsequently warned by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle that ‘words have consequences’ as the PM defied calls to withdraw the ‘slur’.
하나, his refusal to apologise led to the resignation of policy chief of Munira Mirza, while Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid distanced themselves from the comment.
서울지방경찰청 대변인은: '금요일에 11 이월, police received a third party report relating to allegations of malicious communications made against a serving Member of Parliament. An investigation is ongoing.’
No arrests have yet been made.
Sir Keir said too many female politicians were being threatened when asked about the death threats.
Asked about being linked by Boris Johnson to the failure to prosecute Jimmy Savile, 그는 말했다: ‘The Prime Minister knew what he was doing when he introduced that slur the other day, but this is not about me.
‘There are threats to too many politicians, particularly women, 실제로, we’ve all got a duty to bring that level down and return to the politics where we have strong debate, strong arguments, but it’s rational. It’s honest and it’s done with integrity.’
A Labour source said: ‘Of course extremists of all stripes don’t like Keir – he spent years helping to put them and their ilk in prison and keep Britain’s streets safe from them.’
The material from the CCDH, shown to The Observer, includes responses to footage of last week’s incident posted by English Defence League founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – better known under his pseudonym Tommy Robinson – and conspiracy theory group Resistance GB.
Sir Keir was joined by Labour’s shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, who appeared to help police shield his boss from the protesters
In a slur which caused widespread criticism and calls for him to apologise, Mr Johnson accused his rival of failing to prosecute Savile while he was director of public prosecutions.
월요일에, Sir Keir and Mr Lammy, who were walking back from the Ministry of Defence after a briefing on the situation in Ukraine, had to be escorted away from the demonstrators by police.
Although Sir Keir was head of the Crown Prosecution Service in 2009 when a decision was taken not to prosecute Savile, he had no personal involvement in the deliberations.
In an interview with The Times this week, Sir Keir said he had never been called a ‘paedophile protector’ 전에.
그는 덧붙였다: ‘If others want to argue that this is unconnected with precisely what the Prime Minister said one week before then let them make that case. But they’ll never persuade me that there is no link.’
‘It was a deliberate slur without any basis in fact. The PM knew exactly what he was doing. It is a conspiracy theory of violent fascists that has been doing the rounds for some time.
‘It’s not about me, it’s the way we conduct our politics. I don’t want to see us go down the route that this potentially takes us.’
Mr Johnson tweeted on Monday evening that the ‘behaviour directed’ at the Labour leader was ‘absolutely disgraceful’.
A man was arrested by the police after being involved in an attempt to mob Keir Starmer at New Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard later said two arrests were made after Sir Keir was escorted to safety
Critics have said the PM’s jibe is completely unfounded and have blamed the remark for anti-Covid restriction demonstrators targeting Sir Keir outside Parliament.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid, speaking on a visit to east London on Tuesday, said the images of the opposition leader being bundled into a police car to be escorted away from protesters were ‘completely disgraceful’.
But the Cabinet minister, who has previously distanced himself from the PM’s Savile comments, said ‘the people that are to blame are the protesters themselves’ rather than Mr Johnson.
Former Cabinet minister Julian Smith was among senior Tories saying the the premier must withdraw the Savile slur for the sake of Sir Keir’s security following the incident.
다우닝가, 그러나, has continually dismissed calls for an apology or retraction, insisting Mr Johnson was referring to Mr Starmer’s responsibility for the Crown Prosecution Service as a whole.
The Labour leader said many Conservatives were not prepared to ‘defend the indefensible’ when it came to the remarks Mr Johnson made in the Commons last week.
He added that the issue was creating a divide between Tories believing politics should not be ‘devalued’ and those willing to defender Mr Johnson ‘at all costs’.
Mr Starmer said politicians have a responsibility to ‘conduct ourselves in a way that minimises the risk of all politicians, whatever party they’re in’.