Wednesday, April 18, 2007


He urged people to turn their backs on racists in communities and at the ballot box and showed his contempt for the British National Party by saying they should be treated as "less than human".

Trevor Phillips is chairman of the Commission of Equality and less than Human Rights.


Foxy Brown said...

What would Sir Trev make of me? While I realise that the BNP are rather keen on sending people like me back to their ancestral lands, I'm praying that the BNP clean up in the local elections next month. I've just thought that I'd quite like to deport Phillips, and other representatives of minority groups, back to their places of origin...Trevor can take Alan Rushbridger with him as well.

Dave said...

Why do you want the BNP to do well?
just as a protest vote or would you actually be ok with them having some kind of power?

I think there are non-racist reasons to vote BNP such as the tougher stance on crime and EU independence. But realistically its hard to see them actually achieving anything seriously constructive even if they had power.

Observer said...

Epitaph for all politicians

it's hard to see them actually achieving anything seriously constructive even if they had power.

Dave said...

well ok constructive is the wrong word.
Could they achieve anything that they claim to want to achieve, they would be blocked at every turn even if they knew what they were doing.

Foxy Brown said...


It may seem peverse but consider a few things:

The needs of the white-working class have been shamefully neglected, this group has had a hard time particularly in securing decent social housing. Incomers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo get a better deal.

Third generation British-Caribbeans are less well integrated than their grandparents and this group is coming apart at the seams, with young men running amock with guns and wielding knives. They identify more readily with their black "brothers" in South-Central Los Angeles and that empty nihilistic R&B/rap culture than any facet of British life.

Young muslim women who wear the niqab are doing so not as a sign of modesty but as a form of aggressive political statement. I find it disturbing.

It's not about them achieving anything constructive, but if they're moderately successful it will shake up a staid political system.

alex zeka said...

Might this "tougher stance on crime" involve preventative policing of a racially directed nature?