February 25, 2010
Tories Have a Race Problem
Mehdi Hasan, The Guardian
So the Tories are still having difficulties winning over voters from ethnic minorities, in particular British Muslims? That's the verdict of a recent ComRes poll for the thinktank Theos, released earlier this week.
Should we be surprised? Most Asians I know still don't trust the Tories on race "“ and they have good reason not to.
In August 2009, for example, Oxford University took the unprecedented step of barring its students' Conservative Association from using its name. University authorities severed all links with the then Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) and forced the group to change its name "“ to the Oxford Conservative Association (OCA).
The reason? Three months earlier, during the hustings for OUCA's termly elections, student...
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