What hope for a British Obama?

#1
"Black-only shortlists and community organisation are the only way Britain will emulate the triumph of US political pluralism"

Well, I wondered how long it would be before the shiftless ba$tards would start suggesting a 'person of colour' would be better at running the country.

Just two days before the gruniad launched their campaign:

Miserable Left Newspaper Linky

If nothing else, it should boost support for the BNP.
 
#2
What a load of utter c0ck.

It has taken hundreds of years for the black population of the US to achieve a status that is still, in general, significantly below that enjoyed by ethnic minorities in this country since their arrival over the last few decades. Moreover, despite the best efforts of the multiculturalists, race is not a primary factor in politics as it is in the US.
 
#3
Is there a newspaper today that is more out of sync with it's readership than the Grauniad? 99.99% of comments berate the article, and this has been going on for quite a while with every puff piece for Nu Labour.

Still, makes it a good read for a right winger like myself! :D
 
#5
CIf is actually a pretty good forum most of the time, though like all, there are certain blind spots and rabid posters/trolls.

Must be the only place outside Socialist Worker where posters accuse each other of being Trots/Stalinists/Leninists etc. :lol:
 
#7
Rumoured that Tarique Guffaw will run on a dream ticket, with the former Persian kebab-seller turned NBPA-activist, once they have received their payouts from the Met.
 
#8
We've had a British Obama. His name was Tony Blair, and we all know how well that worked out.

Be afraid, Septics. Be very afraid... :twisted:
 
#9
In this country we don't directly vote for a prime minister, a party elect themselves a leader, if they get a majority in Parliament then their leader becomes PM.
If they elect a second rate leader just because he or she happens to be black/Asian or whatever, then they only do themselves a disservice. If that person does an awful job then the chances of subsequent leaders from ethnic minorities will inevitably be damaged.
I'm sure we shall see party leaders from ethnic minorities let's just wait for the right one to come along because we all deserve the best.
 
#11
usual b*llsh*t from the Beeb! by its own admission the %age of black/ethnics in Britain is 3%.

I like the comment from the actor " with the House of Commons dominated by public school-educated, white males. "

sorry, I thought the commons was currently dominated by Labour party full of the scottish socialist mafia!

of course, the BBC would never think to point out that a woman was PM almost 30 years ago (course, as a Tory, she doesnt count).
 
#14
heard_it_all_before said:
The day that people vote for a Leader soley because of their Religion, Race or Colour is a sad day indeed.

What we need, is the best person for the job, and no other..
It happened in the US not so long ago and what happens there usually finds it's way here sooner or later
 
#15
Two things

First, Obama was voted in more for his charisma (not necessarily a good thing in itself) and his policies than the fact that he was black.

Second, I take extreme exception to Hollaways suggestion below

Over here, tip-offs about emerging vacancies happen in the Westminster village or during all-white dinner parties. That's not where our future Obamas are moving.

Contests in urban areas are congested with floods of wannabes, while seats in small towns and the country are already sewn up by local favoured sons: white, middle-aged men, often council leaders – machine politicians who fail to inspire parliament or the people of Britain. Outsiders, however talented, just don't stand a chance.
First, in the Lib Dems at least, you have to be a member for two years before applying for the 'license' to be a candidate. Each vacancy is advertised in the Party news sheet and elsewhere and the decision is down to the membership, not "local favoured sons".

Recent all women A/List shortlists shows that this discrimination has not worked and Holloway should have learned from them.
 
#16
Plastic Yank said:
usual b*llsh*t from the Beeb! by its own admission the %age of black/ethnics in Britain is 3%.

I like the comment from the actor " with the House of Commons dominated by public school-educated, white males. "

sorry, I thought the commons was currently dominated by Labour party full of the scottish socialist mafia!

of course, the BBC would never think to point out that a woman was PM almost 30 years ago (course, as a Tory, she doesnt count).
From the article - "while in the UK all ethnic minorities make up about 8%"
 
#17
as a white person i feel deeply offended by his article, yes i do
 
#19
Sven said:
Two things

.First, Obama was voted in more for his charisma (not necessarily a good thing in itself) and his policies than the fact that he was black

Second, I take extreme exception to Hollaways suggestion below

Over here, tip-offs about emerging vacancies happen in the Westminster village or during all-white dinner parties. That's not where our future Obamas are moving.

Contests in urban areas are congested with floods of wannabes, while seats in small towns and the country are already sewn up by local favoured sons: white, middle-aged men, often council leaders – machine politicians who fail to inspire parliament or the people of Britain. Outsiders, however talented, just don't stand a chance.
First, in the Lib Dems at least, you have to be a member for two years before applying for the 'license' to be a candidate. Each vacancy is advertised in the Party news sheet and elsewhere and the decision is down to the membership, not "local favoured sons".

Recent all women A/List shortlists shows that this discrimination has not worked and Holloway should have learned from them.
My bold only fools believe that i cant imagine there being long queue's of people in Harlem, South Central LA, Detroit etc to vote for Hilary.
If he was'nt voted in because of his skin colour then why all the hoo ha about him being black when he is just as much white?
 
#20
Well, if you read the Guardian, don't be surprised when you encounter rubbish like this. They're doing us a service by keeping the nutters in a job where they just sound off all day rather than actually try to enact their ridiculous ideas.

Perhaps Bradford should have white-only shortlists to help the minority white population become represented in local government?
 

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