Stephen Lawrence's mother will lead Labour's investigation into the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on BAME communities.
Sir Keir Starmer has tasked Baroness Doreen Lawrence, whose son Stephen was killed in a racist attack 27 years ago this week, to drill down into troubling trends emerging in the epidemic.This is going to be a tricky one to navigate, requiring a great deal of intelligence to avoid the elephant (in the room) traps along the way. And I don't think she's demonstrated she has that...
Figures from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre suggests 34.5 per cent of critically ill patients were from the BAME community.
This is despite 10.8 per cent of the population being black or Asian, according to the 2011 census.So it's either something about their cultural practices or their basic biology. It's clearly not 'racism', because a virus cannot be racist...
Labour peer Baroness Lawrence said: 'I am proud to take up this role at a critical moment for our country.
'The coronavirus pandemic has brought society together, but it has also exposed the gulf in living standards that still blights our communities.'Wait, what?
'Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have long been disadvantaged by the social and economic injustice which still exists in our country.
'There is a clear and tragic pattern emerging of the pandemic's impact on those communities which must be better understood.'Given you appear to already be focussed on your usual hobbyhorse, rather than approaching it with an open mind and a willingness to look at medical evidence, this is another race-baiting charade, isn't it?