Labour faces backlash for banning straight white men from attending ‘equalities’ conference

Feb 12, 2018 by

by Daniel Martin, Mailonline:

Labour was blasted today for banning old, white, able-bodied straight men from an event.

The party is inviting people to apply to join an equalities conference in London next month.

An advert for the Young Labour event said that to attend, an applicant had to be under 27 and had to ‘self-define’ as ‘one or more’ of four groups.

These are BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic), disabled, LGBT (lesbian, gay bi or trans) and women.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to ask them to investigate whether the entry rules added up to ‘discrimination’.

He said: ‘The Labour Party are no longer about equality or fighting against discrimination, they have been entirely taken over by identity politics and specific groups of activists.

‘They are a divisive party who want to put people into victim groups. They seem to believe that white, male heterosexuals have nothing to contribute to the subject of equalities.

‘It seems that in La La Labour land everyone is equal but some are more equal than others.’

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