This has become an incoherent babble but I was determined to finish it. My apologies. The defection yesterday of the Fernando siblings, on one level, is quite easy to laugh off. If Chamali and Chandila are “senior” party members on the basis that they have failed to get elected to any prominent position within the… Continue reading The Fernandos expose a wider failure
Trevor Phillips thinks it is: The public in this country would, he believes, embrace a black leader but the system would prevent it happening. â€œHere, the problem is not the electorate, the problem is the machine.â€ It was no coincidence that there were only 15 ethnic-minority MPs, he said. â€œThe parties and the unions and… Continue reading Is UK politics institutionally racist?
Cringeworthy stuff from Gavin Whenman on the topic of positive discrimination again: To elaborate: Discrimination, of any kind, on a criteria which bears no relation to your ability to do the job, is wrong. It is fair to award party posts, such as PPCs, on the basis of merit only. It is not fair to… Continue reading If TV can’t reflect Britain, what chance has politics got?