A Tory MP was plunged into a race row after he accused some ethnic communities of importing 'barbaric and medieval' views about women into Britain.Oh, dear. What, exactly, did he say then?
David Davies, a member of the Home Affairs select committee, was accused of a 'crass misunderstanding' of the issues after his comments over a rape by 14-year-old Asian Balal Khan.
The MP for Monmouth told BBC Radio 5 Live: 'What is it about this young man's upbringing... his community or his parental upbringing, that led him to think that women are second-class people whose rights can be trampled over like this?Well, what’s so wrong with that?
I asked much the same question myself and frankly, the longer it goes unanswered, the more suspicious it is that the usual suspects were so keen to examine the Edlington creatures’ backgrounds (to excuse them, of course!) and yet so desperate to avoid a call to dig into this creature’s background…
However, it seems that screaming ‘racist!’ is the preferred method of deflection.
And of course, every intellectually-challenged MP in the UK promptly opened their mouths to insert both feet and curry a bit of political favour:
Let's focus on what TC was really saying in his question. Which, put crudely, was that the boy raped because he comes from a community - the Muslim community - which doesn't respect women's rights. That was what he was saying, wasn't it?No.
But thanks for playing, Kerry!