We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Posts Tagged: Race and multiculturalism
Danny Stone: Conservatives are right to fight anti-semitism – but beware making it a political football
Condemnation of such bigotry in other political parties must not be reduced to partisan mudslinging.
All credit to her. She’s the first prime minister since Tony Blair to do one phone-in outside an election period. They always carry a slight risk for a politician.
May’s audit of ethnic disparities could blight her planned relaunch – and, more importantly, produce policy that sets back social justice rather than takes it forward.
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.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
Binita Mehta-Parmar: Citizenship ceremonies at the Cup Final – and a new migration model for Post-Brexit Britain.
Modern Britain’s new report, released today, proposes increasing the number of highly-skilled migrants while significantly reducing low-skilled immigration.
Javid wants office-holders to swear one, and thinks that all new arrivals should too. But what’s to stop it becoming a litany of political correctness?
I can just about imagine why a gay Parisian might just decide to send an unequivocal message to the Left at the next election.
Where to begin? Let’s start here…
Alex Morton: Our immigration system should be based on permits and have a cultural compatibility test
To defeat populists on the right, liberal conservatives must show that immigration, like globalisation, benefits this country and its people,
“I cannot let you say something so insulting,” she tells Marr, who quotes her father dismissing the Holocaust as “a detail of history”.
Call that white flight if you like. Call it “white avoidance” if you must. I prefer to call it civilised, bourgeois, suburban safety.
Nadhim Zahawi: The claim that Brexit-set Britain will be a racist country is contemptible. And I’m living proof that it isn’t true.
We should commit to tackling racism where it exists – not working ourselves into paroxysms of outrage.
Lord Ashcroft: For my focus groups in North Carolina, Clinton fails to enthuse and Trump fails to reassure
Few in our African American groups thought very much had improved for them personally during Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House.