The sun now rises on the right and those of us on the other side are left despondent as we anticipate a prolonged winter of discontent. We, who believe in fairness, equality, human rights and universal justice, are of no consequence. The fever of failure consumes our hopes and there is no relief as we witness the collapse of the British Left and the ideals that defined post-war advancement in this country, turning an obstinately class-riven, imperial nation into a model of progressive politics.
Local election results show the country lurching right, in some parts even embracing the BNP. Instead of condemning the scum, Britons are instructed to "understand" why these voters are "driven" to vote for neo-Nazis. We are simultaneously warned to show no such understanding of young Muslims who are seduced by hate-filled Imams. White resentment of "foreigners" is no more respectable than Muslim hatred of Westerners. Yet in our unequal world it is.
So Yasmin wants us to understand less and condemn more - only when it comes to the BNP of course. Do you spot an inconsistency there? She is also very wrong in her analysis of the local election results. The local election results do not show a lurch to the right, they show a lurch to the Conservatives away from Labour. That does not constitute a lurch to the right. But Yasmin surpasses herself in this next extract...
Almost more depressing is the sight of black and Asian Britons following the wind blowing the Tories to victory. Boris has recruited Afro Caribbean "leaders" who believe in physical chastisement and smart young Asians who deny the existence of racism and want an end to political correctness. The more old-fashioned Uncle Toms and their female equivalents are now expediently making themselves known to the Tories and right-wing think tanks.
The use of the phrase 'Uncle Tom' is astonishing. We all know what it means, and that's what she is calling the likes of Shaun Bailey, Kulveer Ranger, Shailesh Vara, Ray Lewis and many more. What a terrible thing to say. But it gets worse.
For reasons I have yet to fathom, two weeks ago, I was invited to address a meeting at the House of Lords organised by the Conservative Muslim Forum. The room was full and the discussion on Muslim women lively. Many there were previously New Labour acolytes; others were young and ambitious and now devoted to the charismatic Cameron. To see such enthusiasm for a party whose members have always opposed our presence on these shores was a wake-up slap. All over now. The right has crushed the left.I could hardly believe what I was reading. Which party was it that welcomed Ugandan Asians into this country in the early 1970s? Yes, of course, there was a small element of the Conservative Party which opposed any immigration at all - just as there was in the Labour Party (witness the London dockers' marches in support of Enoch Powell).
You can read the full article HERE. I know Yasmin provokes a lot of you, but please keep your language temperate if you are going to comment.