Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 12:30 pm Agree. Far more likely he meant "wish we could deport the Home Secretary" than anythung else. He's about to lose the Unite election anyway. Not worth the bother.1) That just doesn't hold. Patel's ethnicity and parental history means that any comment about deporting her will be about deporting a person of colour. Because she is. It's prima facie. There would be no question of deporting a white Home Sec. It only works because of her ethnicity.
2) It doesn't matter whether or not he is going to lose the Unite election, because wrong is wrong. And when Labour politicians do wrong they must be, and be seen to be, held responsible for thier words and actions.
3) The matter of Labour's perceived racism is real. We will not be in any position to challenge for power until all such dinosaaurs are turfed out - publicly. A 'defenestration'* is needed.
*A political metaphor, meaning that the sanction is both decisive and public.