Sunday, 7 December 2014

An immense contribution to the fabric of our nation

On 10 October 2014, Chuka Umunna, Shadow Business Secretary and Labour MP for Streatham, said this at a 'Black History Month' event in Brixton:
"That Black Britons have made an immense contribution to the fabric of our nation is unarguable and there is so much to celebrate... But for all the progress there has been, not just in business, but culture, media, sport and other fields, there is still undoubtedly a glass ceiling which needs to be smashed...

This is what I will do if we are elected next year... With respect to education, I will be holding our universities’ feet to the fire on the unacceptable lack of diversity in their leadership and their senior staff.  
Looking at our businesses, which of course also covers the media, sport and other sectors... we must not only oblige companies to report on the gender diversity of their board, senior management and workforce but on their ethnic diversity too...  
Increasing diversity is not just the right thing to do, it also makes economic sense. Our diaspora communities connect us into the opportunities of the world...

I talked about football... at least one non-white candidate must be interviewed when a manager’s job comes up... Looking at Parliament itself, we are clear we want to see even more ethnic minority Members of Parliament... As Ed Miliband has said, we are determined to select more candidates to increase numbers at next year’s general election... 
Black History Month celebrates the journey, the talents, the spirit and the joy that our black community has given to this country. My message here today is this: we ain’t seen nothin’ yet." 
Oh, yes, ladies and gents, as the man says, 'we ain't seen nothing yet.' 

As far as the Chukas are concerned our Golden Goose must never stop giving. Not until it's well and truly cooked anyway. And then, well, who cares? Someone very like Chuka will be top of the heap and, really, if the heap turns out to be sh*t heap, at least Whitey won't be on top of it any more. That long forgotten relic of a bygone age will be history, the 'gimme, gimme, gimme' crew will be in charge and the future will be black.

Check out a few who, if they were still here, might disagree with the notion that 'Black Britons have made an immense contribution to the fabric of our nation.'

Here are a few who might be happy to 'celebrate... the joy' that the 'black community has given to this country,' along with the MP for Streatham:

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