9:27am – Cressida Dick has defended the Met after earlier criticism. Here’s more detail of her response:
Cressida Dick says her officers faced “extreme provocation” at Sarah Everard’s vigil but yesterday’s report into the policing of the event show that they were “extremely professional and calm”.
“People should learn that police have a very difficult job”.
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) March 31, 2021
8:25am – If you’re interested in the story on the racial disparity commission, why not watch our report here?
8:15am – So what’s in the news today?
- The racial disparity commission declares Britain not institutionally racist but says that the term BAME should be dropped.
- Pressure on the government to tax consistent flyers
- Dame Cressida Dick defends the Met after report clears the police of wrongdoing at Sarah Everard’s vigil
8:00am – Good morning and welcome to another day of Politics Live!