“Part of what it is to be courageous is to see reality accurately and to respond well in the face of it." ~ Jonathan Lear

8 June 2014

Labour's mixed-up confusion on race and diversity

The Labour Party of which I am part is hopelessly mixed up on race and diversity.

On one hand we cosy up to organised racial (Black Minority Ethnic or BME/BAME) groups and promise them special favours. But then we turn to the old white working classes that used to form the bulk of our vote, telling them we are on their side, something they are increasingly less inclined to believe, and with some reason.

This article of mine on the Spectator Coffee House blog takes a look at this mixed-up situation through a couple of interventions from shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan either side of the recent Local and European elections (click here if you want to have a look).


For more on this topic, see Identity politics and the left page.




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