Grief is not a good driver of policymaking, which must remain objective, says Brendan O’Neill
We all sympathise with Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered black teenager Stephen. But does that mean we should kowtow to her views on everything from policing to politics to race relations?
In the 10 years since the publication of the Macpherson report on the botched police investigation of Stephen’s murder, Doreen has cast an extraordinary spell over British politics.
The liberal elite has promoted her to the position of a modern-day aristocrat, who sits above the political realm, passing judgement on how the police are performing or on who is fit to stand for public office.
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