There is now no overall ‘white privilege’ in health or education or overall ‘BAME disadvantage’. These categories are outdated and unhelpful.
The membership of a new Government commission represents a significant evolution in the story of these issues in Britain – and within the Conservatives.
The coalition of voters that he put together has taken a battering – but it endures yet.
The Tories have an interest in a focus on values. Reports suggest that some in Downing Street are encouraging Johnson to launch a ‘war on woke’.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
The framing of “facts versus feelings” won’t work for the liberal right on race any better than it has for the liberal left on immigration.
It seems to me there is truth on both sides of this argument. The nuances to which Lammy refers get lost once combat is joined.
Some seem to believes that they have a right to own the support of ethnic minority voters. Which they don’t.
There are clear challenges to the idea that all whites are privileged. The Government’s report must stick to the facts.
Trump has shown a rare flash of flexibility in signing a police reform executive order, breaking a hitherto narrow commitment to law enforcement.
We need to be proactive, and champion those universal values that we all share. And BAME conservatives need to be articulating and leading it.
Having been born in Calcutta, I have seen first hand the economic and human cost of the disaster that is socialism.
Plus: Ferguson’s evidence, two metres distance, Desmond’s donation, Jenrick’s response.
The Mayor of London is wrong to seek to erase our common history rather than contribute to it in new ways.