Labour is set to ban white candidates and allow for ‘all-BAME shortlists’.
‘BAME’ stands for British. Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (anyone who is not white). In a write up by Alice Perry, which can be seen here, it states that Labour is considering changing legislation to allow for ‘all-BAME’ shortlists, which effectively means (whites not allowed).
The ironic thing is that this is would be done in the name of diversity, seeing as the paper is called “How to improve diversity in local government“.
Not content with only All Women Shortlists, the Labour Party are now considering All BAME Shortlists (No Whites).
Whites won't be allowed a voice in politics in the name of "Diversirty"
— Scott Anthony 🇬🇧 (@Politikking) March 11, 2018
The exact quote from the paper is as follows: “Amend the all-women shortlist legislation to allow for AWS selections for directly elected mayoral posts. Labour is also considering whether it should also amend this legislation to allow for all-BAME shortlists.”
If Labour does go ahead with this, it is set to cause massive controversy. Diversity is about integration, everyone being equal and a mixture of a wide array of people from all backgrounds.
Labour sees it as excluding people based on their skin colour.
Twitter users were less than impressed with Labour:
Seriously have no idea what sort of c*** would vote for this shower. pic.twitter.com/tLsEqySYId
— Winston Smith (@MattShepherd101) March 12, 2018
What could possibly go wrong ?!?
— Mrs Blodwen? (@MrsBlodwen) March 12, 2018
That's racism in it self but it don't matter because its against white people
— Van The Man (@M3102537Man) March 11, 2018
This is good. They're going too far, and that will destroy them. Better they be open about it then hidden.
— DukeOfDurham (@DukeOfDurham) March 11, 2018
This is not the first time Labour has attempted to ban white people from certain events.
Labour defends banning white men from conference, backfires massively
Labour is banning ‘straight white males’ from attending their ‘Young Labour’ conference in March.
The event titled ‘Young Labour Equalities Conference’ is only open to people under the age of 27 who are or ‘self-define’ to be ‘women, LGBT+, BAME (Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic) or disabled’.
A Labour spokesman said there was “nothing new about spaces for people with protected characteristics meeting to discuss the inequalities and obstacles they face”.
“The purpose of this conference is to ensure that members from disadvantaged groups are able to elect representatives to Young Labour’s National Committee. All other positions on the committee are elected online, via a ‘one member one vote’ system.”
However, the statement/justification by the Labour spokesman didn’t seem to work.
Twitter users reacted with outrage at the racist ban.
labour the RACIST party. but as its white men they are doing this to nobody gives a shit
— wayne (@wayne8132) February 12, 2018
Labour don;t want you here , so they must not want your vote https://t.co/LemKIhpFz7
— Ex-Labour (@ossymans) February 12, 2018
Labour has banned straight white men from its conference on equality presumably because by definition they can have no interest in it. The party is already losing the female vote. Does equality now demand the loss of the male one? Good strategy.
— Alan Sked (@profsked) February 12, 2018
Does this mean that no white heterosexual men are allowed to go to Young Labour's EQUALITIES Conference? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/5zIBeqBd7u
— Carrie Symonds (@carriesymonds) February 11, 2018
Young Labour should be ashamed of themselves. Banning white heterosexual men is an outrage. https://t.co/VpwFfcFXeL
— Henry Bolton OBE🇬🇧 (@_HenryBolton) February 12, 2018
“This is yet another example of discrimination by Labour. Their lazy assumption that straight white men can’t fight for equality is shocking” – @JamesCleverly on latest Labour race row: https://t.co/LFZyQhOhdn
— Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) February 11, 2018
(Supplementary question for straight white men who are Labour voters: Why are you putting your support behind people who don't want you?)
— Jack Montgomery ن (@JackBMontgomery) February 12, 2018
What do you think about the ban?