The departure of BORIS JOHNSON has ushered in a new government led by another Tory Prime Minister – the third in 300 years.
While many celebrated this fact, some Neanderthals of the left Twittersphere offered their usual jewels of profound wisdom on the matter – “Liz Truss’s victory over Rishi Sunak was evidence of Tory racism.”
And: “Rishi could have won if it weren’t for those meddling racist Tory members!”
This will come as a surprise to the many Tory members who had Nigerian Kemi Badenoch as their favourite. At one point in the race, Badenoch held a double-digit lead over Liz Truss.
Now Badenoch, along with others, will form another very diverse cabinet for the Tories.
For the first time, three of the four major offices of state are held by an ethnic minority.
And for the first time in history, NONE of the four major offices of state are held by a white man.
Kwasi Kwarteng became Britain’s first black chancellor last night.
James Cleverly, of mixed African and British descent, was appointed Foreign Secretary and Suella Braverman, of Indian origin, was appointed Home Secretary.
It is far too kind to call the idea that races swung the pendulum a fiction. It deserves to be deferred under “fantasy”.
It’s imaginary nonsense spread by a bunch of racial opponents.
Calling it out, Sunder Katwala, one of the country’s leading and most sensitive voices on diversity issues in Britain, said: “The claim that racism is crucial has no credible basis”, and provided mountains of evidence.
The fact is the Tory record speaks for itself. The very first chancellor of an ethnic minority: Tory.
The first-ever Home Secretary from an ethnic minority: Tory. First Attorney General for Ethnic Minorities: Tory.
First-ever Ethnic Minority Minister of Education: You guessed it – Tory.
Meanwhile, despite Labor’s long track record of electing ethnic minority MPs (including one in five of their current MPs), Labor have only ever headed one ethnic minority Foreign Secretary and currently have only two non-white shadow secretaries.
“Only Labor can be trusted to unleash the talent of Black people, Asians and ethnic minorities,” disgraced former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn once said in a blatant lie.
The Tories have the upper hand when it comes to diversity for many reasons. On the one hand, it’s simply because the Conservatives are good at winning elections.
In the past century, the Conservatives have won almost twice as many elections as Labor. Yes, more electoral victories mean more opportunities for diverse government.
But there is another, very simple reason why so many ethnic minorities have graced and continue to grace the highest ranks of the Tory government: because they are good enough. Not because they are used as tokens to tick boxes.
A look at their background shows it.
The parents of the new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng emigrated from Ghana.
Young Kwarteng showed so much potential as a child in public school that he received a scholarship to Eton before going to Cambridge and Harvard in the US.
The man has a doctorate in economic history. It’s clearly his credentials, not his breed, that got him the top job.
Braverman’s story is similar. Her parents also emigrated from Africa.
From humble beginnings, she too won a scholarship to go to private school, then left to earn a place at one of the top law schools in the country.
And then there are the likes of Cleverly and Badenoch. The latter flipped burgers at McDonald’s while in college before training to become an engineer and even going on to do a law degree on top of that.
And Cleverly’s own record makes him more than fit for the role of secretary of state.
A 30-year-old officer in the British Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he has more first-hand experience of military affairs than any other cabinet minister.
Again, it’s his record, not his race, that got him the job.
But while the Tories are the party that values quality over color, Labor reduces these MPs to race.
They should put their own house in order. They have an abundance of ethnic minority MPs but obviously don’t value them enough to promote them.
They smugly pat themselves on the back for benching brown MPs in a desperate bid to get brownie points for diversity, but it’s all smoke and mirrors.
The new Tory Cabinet is not only impressive because it is diverse, it is impressive because our new Foreign Ministers for Ethnic Minorities are shining examples of ethnic minority talent in Britain.
I have no doubt that they have the brains to tackle the task of repairing broken Britain without being “victims” and without talking about the color of their skin – and rightly so.
They’re there because they deserve it, not because they’re “diverse.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6163381/tory-cabinet-diverse-liz-truss-mercy-muroki/ Twitter idiots say Rishi PM snub is racist – oh really, so how come the Tory Cabinet is so diverse, unlike Labor Party leaders?