Tory racism and sexism: here’s Michael Gove

We all know that Boris Johnson is a racist and an Islamophobe of the ugliest kind. Right?

He’s not even the only one at the top of the Tory Party. What about Michael Gove?

Consider this:

Michael Gove has been urged to apologise for mocking UK grime artist Stormzy and resorting to using “prejudicial” language in response to the musician’s criticisms of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Mr Gove responded to comments made by Stormzy in an Instagram post, in which the musician urged his millions of followers to register to vote, while stating that he would back Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and called Mr Johnson a “sinister man with a long record of lying”.

The Cabinet minister responded to Stormzy’s post by suggesting that the grime artist – who has often been outspoken about politics – is a “far better rapper than political analyst”.

He followed up the comments with a tweet saying “I set trends dem man copy” – a line from Stormzy’s 2015 song Shut Up – to which Conservative MEP Daniel Hannah responded “big man ting”.

Many mocked him on the platform for the tweet while others called for him to delete it, and Labour MP David Lammy said Mr Gove was “sanctioning crass stereotypes after telling an intelligent, successful young black man to stay out of politics”.

Shadow equalities minister Naz Shah said of Mr Gove’s tweets: “On the day that Labour has launched our Race and Faith Manifesto to tackle racism and prejudice in our society, Michael Gove betrays his own racism and prejudice.”

Let us also remember that Michael Gove is the Tory who thinks that rape is funny.

Source: Michael Gove told to apologise over ‘crass stereotypes’ after saying Labour-backing Stormzy should stay out of politics | inews

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1 thought on “Tory racism and sexism: here’s Michael Gove

  1. Growing Flame

    Of course, there is one big difference between the prejudice and anti-semitism that has been found in isolated cases in the Labour Party, and the anti-muslim/anti-black prejudice in the Tory Party.

    When the issue arose in the Labour Party we were really traumatized to discover it. We were shocked, even disabled, to think that such a thing could survive in our ranks. That was then the power of the smear that followed. It wrong-footed us.

    But the prejudice in the Tory Party is accepted by them as NORMAL and is a real vote-winner for them! It is part of their DNA!

    Whereas anti-bigotry is the Labour DNA.
    Accuse us of anti-semitism and we thrash around trying to find the antidote.
    Accuse the Tories of racism and they make a few dismissive comments knowing full well that that is their appeal!!

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