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Oh FFS - I suppose this is what you get when you have Daily Mail readers turning up.
No, it is not racist or offensive, but it does reveal a nastyish mindset that adds to the cynical image that politics already has. For many years now, Labour has made generalised accusations that the Tories are racist. Now that Cameron is actively trying to reach out to all voters, no matter what colour their skins are, Labourites start deriding him for it. I think it stems from the fact that the Labourites have lost the Race Card, which they have always used a stick to beat the Tories with (something very patronising for black Tories who has always been insulted as Uncle Tom types)
For the record, the claim in the Daily Mail that all this has something to do with lampooning Cameron’s efforts to encourage more people from ethnic minorities to join the Tory Party is a load of bollocks - at least as far as what was posted here and how it was posted.
That’s their interpretation - certainly not mine, and they’ve been forwarded a complaint by e-mail to that effect.
Its also not about Labour ‘losing the race card’ to Cameron - in fact its not about Labour anything at all and I’m getting a bit off with all this half-arsed political partisanry.
Look, just to prove a point that, unlike some people, I don’t just swallow the party line and regurgitate it wholesale, here’s a few images I did earlier… Lets see if these make the Daily fucking Mail.
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