There really isnt THAT much inequality. 94% of the population is white.... so approximately 94% of parliament should be white if you want to be "representative". If thats the case, then there really isnt that much inequality... infact considering only 2% of the population is made up of black people, it is unrepresentative to have any on the cabinet (according to your logic anyway). Equality means meritocracy, i want the best people for the job, no matter what ethnicity/religion they are.(Original post by Snookercraze)
There was an article in the Daily Mail today written by Derek Laud (a prominent black Conservative politician). He said that the Tories were only interested in him if he, (in his own words), "Write cheques, keep quiet and keep out." Furthemore, he then went on to say that they a difficulty believing black people could be "clever, independently minded, middle-class and patriotic." Here's the link to the article:
Lets be honest. The Labour Party have done far more to achieve more equality in British politics. They appointed the first black person to cabinet and today there are more black and Asian councillors than ever before.
As for the Lib Dems, they fail to live upto thier name when it comes to equality. All of the Lib Dem MPs are white and they call temselves the 'Liberal Democrats'.
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