Tories announce plans to protect statues of racists – because that’s where their sympathies lie?

Over it goes: the toppling of the Colston statue, back in June 2020.

It seems the Conservative government has a new enemy to put alongside Priti Patel’s “activist lawyers” – but the theme of racism is the same.

Patel attacked “activist lawyers” who stopped her from deporting people as part of the “hostile environment” policy.

Robert Jenrick – the Tories’ bent housing and communities minister – has set his sights on anti-racism protesters, whom he described as “woke worthies”.

He was referring to people who tore down statues of racists and slave traders during the Black Lives Matter protests last summer.

But the plans he announced did not target people who vandalise public monuments – they are already covered by the criminal damage laws.

No – he wants to stop

 left wing Labour councils and mayors from tearing down statues, and changing controversial street names.

He reckons such behaviour is an attempt to erase parts of the nation’s history – but this is clearly hogwash. It is an attempt to change the way our national history is perceived, by de-glorifying people who never deserved any recognition in the first place.

By launching this attack, Jenrick is announcing to the world that the Conservative Party supports racism; that the Tories condone slavery.

And he may have a surprise, if his legislation gets through Parliament.

Under his plan, neighbourhoods will have to be consulted on plans to remove statues of racists and slavers.

But campaigners in Bristol

pointed out they had tried for years without success to get Bristol authorities to launch an official process to debate Colston’s influence in the city.

So in fact, it seems he’ll be handing anti-racism activists exactly the tools they need to get rid of these stains on our streets.

I would suggest that we don’t tell him, but…

He’s a Tory. There’s no reasoning with them and they’ll never accept they’re making a blunder.

Source: Tories attack ‘baying mobs’ who topple statues of racists and vow to stop them – Mirror Online

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