Bob Blackman (photo), Tory MP for marginal Harrow East, denies that he is divisive as Barry Kendler, chairman of Harrow East Constituency Labour Party, outlines his group’s plans to defeat Mr Blackman whose majority was slashed at the last general election.
Mr Kendler said that “all communities are suffering at the hands of Blackman’s Government” and that he “needs to be given his P45”.
Labour parliamentary candidate for Harrow East Cllr Pamela Fitzpatrick has also condemned Bob Blackman politics.
Commenting on the Bob Blackman’s divisive campaign, London assembly member and 2017 parliamentary candidate for Harrow East Navin Shah said
, “The general election also saw the same old issues like Kashmiri Pundits and caste legislation dragged out for the Tory propaganda to find cheap favours amongst Indian / Hindu voters
Mr Blackman has ‘championed’ Hindu caste being removed as a protected characteristic from the legislation, dismissing the caste system in the UK that gives rise to discriminatory practices in socio-religious and employment situations, as indicated by some court cases (i.e. upper class employers treating lower class ‘jatis’ less favourably).
He has also attacked Jewish Voice for Labour, calling it a fringe group that has failed to address anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
In international situations, he supports highly divisive issues that could please his potential right wing voters from the Jewish and Indian background.
Mr Blackman is in a habit of ‘do first, say sorry later’!
The Sky News reminds
that last October, Mr Blackman hosted a parliamentary event attended by Tapan Ghosh
, a Hindu nationalist who describes himself as “determined to fight against Islamic aggression and expansion” – Mr Blackman said he was unaware of Mr Ghosh’s past comments.
In March, Mr Blackman expressed “regret” after being exposed
for sharing a Facebook post from an anti-Muslim US website – he previously shared a Twitter post by disgraced Tommy Robinson “in error”.
In May he was revealed
to have been a member of a number of far-right Facebook groups – he refuted this saying he was added to Facebook groups without his knowledge or permission.
Even the Harrow council has condemned
Mr Blackman interactions with far right.
Some leading Tories have been raising concerns, including Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, that there is a “simmering underbelly” of Islamophobia in the Tory party