Michael Huntsman reports:
Rarely a day goes by without a whopping piece of hypocrisy on the part of the British Labour Party, for much of their political life is one big act of hypocrisy. Thus this weekend we have them facing both ways at once on matters of race.
On the one hand they have joined in the general chorus of denunciation of Archbishop Booby’s suggestion that Sharia Law be afforded status and recognition, and thereby approbation, within the law of England and Wales. On this the Labour Party have got it right.
At almost the same moment, however, Labour’s deputy leader Harriett Harman is found to be supportive of the notion that the law be changed to enable ‘all-black’ shortlists to be drawn up for the selection of candidates for election to Parliament by individual constituencies.
As the report says:
White candidates should be barred from standing for Parliament in up to eight constituencies in order to get more black and Asian MPs elected, says a controversial report commissioned by Labour’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman.
Hard to get your mind around, isn’t it? Sounds like some Mississippi Delta Reconstruction politicking to me…are we in a time warp? These people ought to read some American history to find out what happens when you distort reality. I doubt they'll get around to it, though. Too busy repeating the mistakes of others to learn anything.
I swear, the Labour Party must be inhabited by too many people who were overly praised for their toilet training efforts and never got over it. They just keep on plopping out these ugly, smelly notions and waiting for Mumsie to show up so they can get the promised gob-stopper.
The reporter, Mr. Huntsman, asks you to consider this:
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Just savour those words: ‘white candidates should be barred.’ It has taken us a thousand years or so to arrive at a state of constitutional affairs whereby any man or woman might seek to stand for Parliament regardless of sex, race, colour, religious creed, political philosophy or sexual orientation and for the party of one’s personal taste. Now, if Labour’s obnoxious plan were to succeed, our people would be legally excluded from standing for Parliament in the constituency of their choice for the party of their choice simply because of the white colour of their skin.
Quiet…listen for a moment: can you hear the echo of Enoch Powell’s ghostly laughter? The man has no pity.
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Hat tip: Fjordman