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Trevor Phillips: Prejudiced? Or the victim of a prejudicial system? Or both?

Should I be happy that Trevor Phillips has been suspended from the Labour Party over allegations that he’s an Islamophobe?

Sure, as a former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, it casts doubt on the ability of that organisation to carry out inquiries into discrimination of any kind. Who knows who else may be prejudiced?

And as someone who has been outspoken about claims of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, the suspension casts doubt on everything he has had to say on the subject.

But then, Labour hasn’t exactly distinguished itself with its ability to tell genuine accusations from false alarms.

My own case is a perfect example; expelled from the party on the basis of false accusations, I’m taking Labour to court and expect to get a result in my favour on May 26.

So, with regard to its failure to carry out any impartial investigation, it’s arguable that Phillips had a point when he called Labour a “brutish, authoritarian cult”.

The bottom line, though, is that a man who had no problem at all with the persecution of innocent people at the hands of that cult is now to experience first-hand exactly how that “bruthish, authoritarian cult” behaves.

Innocent or guilty, I think the process will prove informative.

Source: Trevor Phillips suspended from Labour over Islamophobia allegations – BBC News

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