RTE – 1 October 2018 – Theresa May’s decision to appoint a white nationalist as a senior adviser to the government’s anti-racism strategy was welcomed by many, including one of the country’s most senior politicians.
The appointment, the first from a white supremacist group in the UK, comes as the Conservative party struggles to address a growing sense of racism in its ranks and is seen by some as a way to appease critics of the party’s divisive and often racist policies.
However, the appointment also sparked anger on social media with people suggesting the Government was using racism as a weapon against people of colour.
Theresa May said yesterday she had made the appointment because of the “deep concern” of those affected by systemic racism, but there was no evidence to back up her claim.
Speaking to the BBC’s Today programme on Monday, Mr Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon said that he would be disappointed if Mr May did not appoint a more diverse team to the White House’s anti -racism team.
“I think she should have made it a little bit clearer about the fact that we’re talking about a diversity of opinions,” Mr Bannon said.
“We have to stop the culture of this country, and this is why you see this increase in the number of people of color,” Mr Trump said in the interview. “
So I would be very disappointed if she doesn’t make it clear.”
“We have to stop the culture of this country, and this is why you see this increase in the number of people of color,” Mr Trump said in the interview.
Mr Bannon’s comments come as a report by the British Council found that more than 1,300 anti-racist groups had been dissolved over the past year, and the number had tripled in the past decade. “
We can’t have a country where we allow that to continue.”
Mr Bannon’s comments come as a report by the British Council found that more than 1,300 anti-racist groups had been dissolved over the past year, and the number had tripled in the past decade.
Many of those that remain have been criticised for the lack of political action and leadership in the face of rising anti-Semitism and racism.
The Council report also found that there was a rise in hate crimes targeting Muslims in the last year.
“The White House has become the playground for the far right,” Mr Yiannopoulos told the BBC.
“They are in charge of the White house and the State Department, and they’ve got this new strategy called the Trump Effect.”
This strategy, which is a complete failure, is a strategy of the far-right that they’re using to try and undermine the United States of America.
“In the interview, Mr Bannon also spoke about a speech he gave in December at a neo-Nazi conference in Washington DC, where he suggested that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.
He said: “We could be in a much better position economically.
We could be the best place in the world.
“He later told The Independent: “There’s no question in my mind we’d be better off as a country if we left.
“We need to build a new political party in Britain, he said.