One party cannot have a monopoly on BAME voters. Competition breeds excellence, and if we want excellent BAME policies, we need politicians competing for our votes.
Posts Tagged: Ethnicity
Sunder Katwala: “Rivers of blood” and a striking reflection. Powell set the bar too low on integration.
Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
David Goodhart and Richard Norrie: Indiscriminate on discrimation. Two recent reports that must not lead Ministers astray.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
Rebecca Coulson: Breastfeeding in the Commons? Fine. But gender quotas for committee witnesses would be absurd.
The Speaker’s recent report on improving equality in Parliament makes some proposals which are irrelevant at best.