London’s illegal street parties: commissioner says ‘cool it’ as police injured. Plus Labour civil war after Long-Bailey sacking.

More than 140 police officers have been injured in the last three weeks trying to break up massive illegal street parties across London. They're struggling to control the crowds of hundreds gathering in places like Brixton, Streatham and Notting Hill to party until the early hours of the morning. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick's warning people to "cool it," but Evening Standard journalist John Dunne says that will be difficult as the sun comes out and lockdown restrictions ease.

Also, Labour's at war with itself again following the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey. Leader Sir Keir Starmer's had a tense confrontation with left-wingers including Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott, who are calling for the former shadow education secretary to be reinstated. A petition supporting Ms Long-Bailey's also passed its 10,000 signature target. Evening Standard columnist Ayesha Hazarika tells us why Sir Keir is standing firm in his decision.


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