The Government should adopt a working definition of anti-Muslim prejudice and hatred. But it must be based on objective criteria, overseen by people we elect.
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The campaign against him is driven by the knowledge that May agrees with his views on design – and fear that the Government will act on them.
Syed Kamall: The electoral disaster that will engulf our Party if we don’t boost our ethnic minority support
Once a seat reaches 30 per cent BME population, it goes Labour. In 2010, this applied to 75 seats. By 2022, it could apply to around 120 seats.
The Tories have been ahead only once since the summit, though the shift away from them has flattened out.
Plus: Here in Spain, I tremble at the prospect of losing water and electricity, and of eating Spanish meat. And: Prepare for my sordid confessions.
All concerned want to save face over the Johnson burqa row – May, Lewis and the man himself. Here’s a rough and ready way to correct its mishandling.
Iain Dale: Silly error, or malevolent ploy? Either way, Johnson has done himself no favours among Tory MPs.
The MPs, of course, pick the final two in a leadership race. Plus: the Westminster Transfer Window. And: my workaholic holiday.
Johnson’s critics who accuse him of Islamophobia are either confused or disingenuous. Their tactics harm mainstream Muslims.
Where bungling the burka row has got the Conservative Party. Damned if it investigates Johnson. And damned if it doesn’t.
Any proceedings against him under the Party’s Code of Conduct threaten a cats-cradle of conflicts of interest and breaches of natural justice.
Plus: Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe. Tommy Robinson – and how Batten is wrecking UKIP. Can Farage save it?
Brandon Lewis: Our new moves to stamp out anti-Muslim abuse or discrimination within the Conservative Party
It is vital that we all work together to fight against an increasingly abusive public discourse – wherever it may come from – that coarsens public debate.
Iman Atta: The call for an inquiry into Tory anti-Muslim prejudice isn’t new. We made it two years ago. It still stands.
Any investigation cannot predominantly be made up by Conservative politicians. Public scrutiny is key to building public confidence.
Wanted. A Muslim, a woman, and a fearless campaigner to review claims of Tory anti-Muslim prejudice.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
Ed Husain has written an excellent account of the Islamic world, and of the inability of doctrinaire secularists to comprehend it.