Election season is upon us and Labour have released a manifesto specifically targeting the millions of Africans and Asians they brought in to replace their previous, white, voting block. You can read the whole miserable bloody thing here but I've selected a few points myself. Naturally, Labour's manifesto doesn't get a free ride on this blog so just for the sake of context I've added a few quotes to put their agenda and mentality into perspective.
''In the past five years the growth in
low-wage, insecure work has exposed
historic inequalities along race lines and
hit some BAME communities particularly
hard. Black and minority ethnic young
people have experienced a 49 per cent
increase in long-term unemployment
and are less likely to gain an
apprenticeship than five years ago''
''In her 2006 report, she stated that 'it is believed by a number of workers that one of
the difficulties that prevent this issue [CSE] being dealt with effectively is the ethnicity
of the main perpetrators'.
...She also reported in 2006 that young people in Rotherham believed at that time that
the Police dared not act against Asian youths for fear of allegations of racism. This
perception was echoed at the present time by some young people we met during the
Inquiry, but was not supported by specific examples.''
''At its best British policing remains the
envy of the world, however, it is
important that there are strong means
of redress when things go wrong. Right
now that isn’t the case, and on issues like
the use of Stop and Search stronger
action is needed to ensure policing both
reflects and upholds the brilliant
diversity of our country.''
''We read cases where a (White) child was doused in petrol and threatened with being set
alight, children who were threatened with guns, children who witnessed brutally
violent rapes and were threatened that they would be the next victim if they told
anyone. Girls as young as 11 were raped by large numbers of male perpetrators,
one after the other.''
'''22 years after the racist murder
of Stephen Lawrence, the botched
investigation and disgraceful monitoring
of his family, too many people do not
have sufficient confidence in the Police.
The disproportionate use of Stop and
Search powers on BAME people
and the high proportion of ethnic
minority deaths in police custody have
undermined trust in the vital work Police
officers do. That is why the next Labour
government will strengthen the system
of inspection and investigation, with a
new Police Standards Authority to
replace the discredited and weak IPCC
that people have lost faith in. It is
unacceptable that investigations take so
long to get started and to get to the truth,
often resulting in lessons not being
learned. We will reform the practice of
Stop and Search by making clear in law
that stopping someone on the basis of
the colour of their skin is illegal,
discriminatory and wrong. ''
''In two of the cases we read, fathers tracked down their daughters and tried to
remove them from houses where they were being abused, only to be arrested
themselves when police were called to the scene. In a small number of cases (which
have already received media attention) the victims were arrested for offences such
as breach of the peace or being drunk and disorderly, with no action taken against
the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault against children''
''It is intolerable that British people today
still face verbal and physical abuse
because of the colour of their skin or
expression of their religion. In the past
few years we have seen worrying signs
of an increase in extremism and hate
crime, including a rise in anti-Semitic
and islamophobic attacks. As a country,
we must stand together to eradicate
hatred, prejudice and intolerance,
rather than letting it spread.''
''We were contacted by someone who worked at the Rotherham interchange in the
early 2000s. He described how the Police refused to intervene when young girls who
were thought to be victims of CSE were being beaten up and abused by perpetrators.
According to him, the attitude of the Police at that time seemed to be that they were
all ‘undesirables’ and the young women were not worthy of police protection.''
''Greater diversity across public life
will take a relentless focus from
employers and institutions and a Labour
government must lead from the front.
We will also improve the diversity of the
Civil Service so that it is representative of
the country it serves.''
Several people interviewed expressed the general view that ethnic considerations
had influenced the policy response of the Council and the Police, rather than in
individual cases. One example was given by the Risky Business project Manager
(1997- 2012) who reported that she was told not to refer to the ethnic origins of
perpetrators when carrying out training. Other staff in children’s social care said that
when writing reports on CSE cases, they were advised by their managers to be
cautious about referring to the ethnicity of the perpetrators.
Referrences to give some context were taken from the Alex Jay report