In the past days, we have seen some rather disgraceful attacks on the personal background of UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak by a Labour MP, Zarah Sultana, who herself has no track record of any tangible success. In an attempt either to compensate for her own lack of real accomplishments as Rishi Sunak or the total absence of any productive comment at a time when the world needs it, the Labour MP went on to discredit the childhood as well as upbringing of the Chancellor after he posted a tweet on his success.
This is not the first time that Labour Politicians have sought to ridicule, discredit and belittle the accomplishments of Tory members who belong to the BAME community. Many times, in the past we have seen Labour trolls, activists and even MPs try to criticize the upbringing or lifestyle of Priti Patel, Sajid Javed and other individuals such as Kemi Badenoch.
The fact is all of these individuals regardless of race, heritage, religion or economic background have all succeeded in their fields and have now been given the opportunity to serve their fellow citizens of the United Kingdom under the Conservative Banner because both the UK as well as the Tory party rewards hard work and merit.
The United Kingdom has always shown that it will provide equitable opportunity for all to achieve regardless of their background. Further, the Conservative Party has shown that, in keeping with the ideology of Sir Robert Peel, the best way to continue conserving the morals of a good society is to adapt by being inclusive. Over the years the Tories have evolved to be a party for all, as a result, not only have they put the first, second and only women in Number Ten Downing Street, but they have also elevated members of the BAME community to serve at the highest level such as Rishi Sunak, Suella Braverman, Priti Patel, Sajid Javed, Kwasi Kwarteng, Ranil Jayawardene, Lord Tariq Ahamad and so many more.
When the Conservative party promotes members of the BAME community to high office it is not because of their background but because each one of them are British citizens who have the vision to improve other British lives. Yet the left repeatedly seeks to play divisive politics.
Erroneously, the left seeks to tarnish the accomplishments of many who have emerged out of the BAME community and succeeded because of the simple reason that they are Tories.
The left, as opposed to setting out a real vision for the United Kingdom seems bent on playing the “divide and conquer” strategy. Instead of presenting a vision for all, it seems they would rather promote a false narrative that the Conservative Party is not inclusive, is racist and against those whose heritage does not emerge from Europe. Some far-left MPs have even tried to insinuate in the past that the UK as a whole is not favourable to members of the BAME community.
Yet the success stories of Rishi Sunak and others show that this is not the case. The success story of individuals like Priti and Kemi defeat the left’s divisive false arguments that the UK is a racist country which is only uttered in an attempt to earn cheap political points.
The Labour party once thought it was the “owner” of the working-class voter, but the shattered red wall in the General Election of 2019 demonstrated that was only a fairytale. With that label broken, many of the left now attempt to divide communities in an attempt to earn political capital. That must not be allowed.
It is quite disheartening that the left somehow sees racial division as their success route to office.