The Killing of Blair Peach - by David Renton

This is a preview of David Renton’s pamphlet “Who Killed Blair Peach” published by Defend the Right to Protest in London Review of Books  Order your copy (£2) now:  ‘As a campaign meeting, it must have been one of the biggest yet, a hundred National Front supporters, three and a half thousand police and thousands of Asian demonstrators.’ This was the way News at Ten began its report of the clashes in Southall on 23 April 1979, midway through the general election campaign that would end with the victory of Margaret Thatcher.… Read More


By DAVID RENTON. Published by Defend the Right to Protest. Out June 1st. £2. Preview in London Review of Books:  “David Renton’s long-awaited analysis of this tragedy and the fight for justice for Blair’s family reminds us all that there can be no peace when there is no justice.” LESLIE THOMAS QC barrister who acted for Mark Duggan and Azelle Rodney “Blair Peach was a good citizen.… Read More