The “reverse racism” devotees are out in force again and they are not happy with the Labour party. The source of their rage: the party offering discounted tickets to black and minority ethnic members for an event in the East Midlands. Fury boiled over on social media when it emerged that alongside youth members, who were offered £25 off the full ticket price, members of the party's BAME wing could buy tickets £10 cheaper than the going rate.
Jeremy Corbyn on the campaign trail in Telford, Shropshire (Mike Hayward / Alamy Stock Photo)This time last year, Jeremy Corbyn supporters were not well thought of. Journalists tended to treat them as an anomaly, commentators often described them as out of touch, and even parts of the left thought they were leading the party to defeat. To say you still supported Corbyn invited a long explanation about why you were wrong. The ground has shifted dramatically since then.
For some, Labour can do no right on Brexit. The party has a clear, adaptable position – but in recent days it has, somewhat predictably, been accused of being ambiguous. The party wants “full participation of the single market” and “the full benefits of the customs union”, as Keir Starmer outlined on Sunday. Within days of the shadow Brexit secretary uttering these words, Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for not outlining exactly what that deal would look like.
@alanalentin Just got round to reading this. Thanks for flagging, really interesting. The division between nationalism and internationalism is really important for understanding race and migration debates on the left and highlighting how much work there is to be done...
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