Vicarious Pride

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David Cameron’s attempt to ‘attract minority-community middle classes who will increasingly vote Conservative if the Tories show them respect’ had led to a counter-intuitive recruitment of the likes of Rishi Sunak, Suella Braverman, Sajid Javid, Nadhim Zahawi, Priti Patel and many more into the party’s ranks. Sceptics point out that out of 65 ethnic minority members, 63 per cent are still Labour and only 34 per cent are Conservatives. Some even snigger at the traditional ‘divide and rule’ tactic of using brown faces to serve the elites, as an effective ‘mask’ that is basically the opposite of racial integration. Be that as it may, times have changed since Keith Vaz became the Labour Party’s MP for Leicester East in 1987 and the first Asian origin Minister (he had an unceremonious exit after a scandal).

Today, Asian ethnicity (particularly Indian) is punching…

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