Sunday, 21 June 2015

Daily Telegraph: Do black lives matter to the Labour Party? It doesn’t look like it

Daily Telegraph: Do black lives matter to the Labour Party? It doesn’t look like it

Article by Dan Hodges


'As with it’s talk on the representation of women in politics, these leadership elections have shown up Labour to be the party that loves to talk the talk on diversity, but still can’t be bothered to walk the walk. And as a result, it’s a party that is heading for a fall.

Last month an analysis by the think tank British Future revealed that at the election the Conservative Party won the support of a million BAME voters, the best performance in its history. One in three black Britons went to the polls to vote for David Cameron. As Sunder Katwala, director of British Future, said: “This research shows that ethnic minority votes are more ‘up for grabs’ than ever before. Minority voters still prefer Labour to the Conservatives. But where Labour once held on to these voters when they became more affluent, through an appeal to fairness and solidarity, that may now have broken down.”

And it deserves to break down. Because Labour are currently treating their black supporters with contempt.'


The Conservative Party is serious about diversity, the Labour Party is not.

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