ConservativeHome’s Mark Wallace argues Corbyn’s Labour opponents were wrong to allow him the excuse of being “a decent man” who was simply misguided.
The Labour leader could have spent his career choosing to challenge anti-semitism among his allies. Instead, he has got used to overlooking it.
Such messages have more in common with the race controversies of 50 years ago than with the modern Conservative Party.
From housing to university access, from the criminal justice system to the House of Commons, ethnic minority communities desire and deserve a fairer deal.
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
When these terms are misused as catch-all boo-words, they lose their meaning and their essential value.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
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?
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.