Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
Posts Tagged: Racism
When these terms are misused as catch-all boo-words, they lose their meaning and their essential value.
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.
Of course it is not sufficient to condemn violent racism, like that in Charlottesville, because it is unkind. But history teaches us that we must watch for signs of a loss of empathy for others.
The report’s findings make clear that no party is free of this poison – but Labour appears to have a particularly serious problem.
Morris was rightly and swiftly punished. Others doing the same thing but to different victims should surely be treated the same.
But is he still a Party member, as Jenny Tonge was allowed to be after losing the whip?
David Ward. Jenny Tonge. Time and again the Lib Dems fail to stamp out anti-semitism in their ranks.
In 2014 we asked “What does David Ward have to do to get kicked out of the Lib Dems?” Three years on, he has been reselected as a candidate for Farron’s party.
The Shadow Home Secretary says social media is being used to ‘poison the political debate’, and that internet providers need to ‘do more to close down these people’.
Today we mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Perhaps the 60 million Americans who backed him simply thought other factors were more important. But is that judgement bigoted in itself?
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.
Evidence suggests that there was a post-June 23rd spike. But a relationship with the referendum is contestable. And the normal trend soon reasserted itself.
When you think your cause is beyond reproach, it’s must easier to demonise your opponents and justify mistreating them – and I’ve experienced the results.