LABOUR is in turmoil over its handling of antisemitism. Here Tory minister Norman Steele explains how his party is completely free of racism and welcomes people of a funny colour.
We put them at ease by joking about them
Ethnic minorities know they’re welcome in the Tory ranks thanks to references like ‘watermelon smiles’ and ‘piccaninnies’ – good-natured banter which pays them the respect of letting them know we know they can take a joke.
We don’t have these embarrassing racism investigations
That’s the mistake Labour made. If you go snooping around listening to what party members are saying and looking at their Twitter comments you might find that 40 per cent of the Conservative Party are Islamophobic. But we’re not doing that so we won’t be finding evidence of racism any time soon.
Our members are paragons of anti-racism
You’ll never find a pissed-up local Conservative councillor getting into trouble for offensive comments about ‘spear chuckers’ or similar at a party. We’re the true party of multiculturalism. Why, some of my best friends are Saudi Arabian.
We strongly believe that All Lives Matter
It’s a bit like children. You give one, say, the black one, special treatment and then you’ve discriminated against the yellow ones, the light brown ones and the normal white ones. So telling people that ‘All lives matter’ ensures a level playing field and definitely isn’t a dog whistle meaning ‘Yeah, we’re all a bit sick of these minorities, right?’.
We employ Priti Patel, for God’s sake
The very existence of Priti Patel proves conclusively that there is no racism in the Tory party. I mean, she’s one of them, right? And it sends out a wonderful message to the ruthless careerist community – you are very welcome in the Tory party.