Bit rich of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats to attack other institutions on their record on race

Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne
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In an article in the Guardian titled “Nick Clegg to accuse Banks of Racism”, the Lib Dem leader is quoted to have said the following.

“Britain’s banks, bailed out by the British people, have just as much responsibility as everyone else, arguably more responsibility, to help Britain build a strong and dynamic economy. Unleashing black and ethnic minority talent is their duty too.”

“If you are a white player you have a one in 50 chance of moving into management. If you are a black player? One in 500.”

Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

What a load of hypocrisy from Nick Clegg.

It is absolutely hypocritical of Nick Clegg to talk of a duty to unleash ethnic minority talent while in the House of Commons, the Lib Dems have ZERO ethnic minority MPs in Parliament.

Despite the activities of some members of their Party (LINK), I think the Tories are actually doing well in producing ethnic minority MPs and I have congratulated them on this in the past LINK.

Nick Clegg is right to raise the issue of pay discrimination to ethnic minorities in the private sector and the lack of Management and Executive positions given to ethnic minorities in the sports industry. But, if the Liberal Democrats are to lecture others with any ounce of credibility, they must sort out their own house first.

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