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Twitter morons call Rishi snub racistexplain the diverse Tory cabinet then?

BORIS JOHNSON’S exit has ushered in a new Government led by yet another Tory female PM – the third in 300 years of the office.

While many celebrated this fact, some Neanderthals of the lefty Twittersphere offered their usual gems of profound wisdom on the matter — “Liz Truss’s win over Rishi Sunak was proof of Tory racism.”

Boris Johnson's exit has ushered in a new Government led by yet another Tory female PM, Liz Truss

Boris Johnson’s exit has ushered in a new Government led by yet another Tory female PM, Liz TrussCrédit: Alamy
Suella Braverman, of Indian origin, was named as Home Secretary

Suella Braverman, of Indian origin, was named as Home SecretaryCrédit: EPA

Et: “Rishi could’ve won it, if it weren’t for those meddling racist Tory members!"

This will come as a surprise to the heaps of Tory members who had Nigerian Kemi Badenoch as their favourite. At one point in the race, Badenoch had a double-digit lead over Liz Truss.

Maintenant, Badenoch, along with others, will form yet another significantly diverse Cabinet for the Tories.

Pour la première fois, three of the four great offices of state will be held by an ethnic minority.

And for the first time in history, NONE of the four great offices of state will be held by a white man.

Kwasi Kwarteng last night became the UK’s first black Chancellor.

James Cleverly, of mixed African and British descent, was appointed Foreign Secretary and Suella Braverman, of Indian origin, was named as Home Secretary.

To call the idea that race swung the pendulum a work of fiction is far too kind. It deserves to be shelved under “fantasy”.

It is imaginary nonsense peddled by a rabble of racial antagonists.

Sunder Katwala, one of the country’s leading and most sensible voices on matters of diversity in Britain, called it out, en disant, “The claim racism was decisive has no credible basis”, offering up mounds of evidence.

The fact is, the Tory record speaks for itself. The first ever ethnic minority Chancellor: Tory.

The first ever ethnic minority Home Secretary: Tory. The first ever ethnic minority Attorney General: Tory.

The first ever ethnic minority Education Secretary: You guessed it — Tory.

entre-temps, en dépit La main d'oeuvre’s long record of electing ethnic minority MPs (including one in five of their current MPs), they have only ever managed one ethnic minority Secretary of State, and currently only have two Shadow Secretaries who aren’t white.

“Only Labour can be trusted to unlock the talent of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people”, disgraced former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dit une fois, in an obvious lie.

The Tories have the upper hand on diversity for many reasons. On one hand, it’s simply because the Conservatives are good at winning elections.

Over the past century, the Conservatives have won nearly double the number of elections that Labour has. Oui, more election wins mean more chances of a diverse government.

Rishi Sunak's loss to Liz Truss was considered 'proof of Tory racism' by Lefty Twittersphere

Rishi Sunak’s loss to Liz Truss was considered ‘proof of Tory racismby Lefty TwittersphereCrédit: Reuters
James Cleverly of mixed African and British descent, was appointed Foreign Secretary

James Cleverly of mixed African and British descent, was appointed Foreign SecretaryCrédit: Alamy

But there is another, very simple reason why so many ethnic minorities have graced, and continue to, the highest echelons of Tory government: Because they’re good enough. Not because they’re used as box-ticking tokens.

One look at their backgrounds shows as much.

New Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s parents emigrated from Ghana.

Young Kwarteng showed so much promise as a child while at state school that he was awarded a scholarship to go to Eton, before heading off to Cambridge and Harvard, aux Etats-Unis.

The man has a PhD in economic history. Clairement, it’s his credentials, not his race, that have earned him the top job.

Braverman’s story is similar. Her parents also emigrated from Africa.

From humble beginnings she, trop, won a scholarship to head off to private school, then went to earn a spot at one of the top law schools in the country.

Badenoch flipped burgers at McDonald's while studying at college

Badenoch flipped burgers at McDonald’s while studying at collegeCrédit: TNL
New Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s parents emigrated from Ghana

New Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s parents emigrated from GhanaCrédit: Reuters

And then you have the likes of Cleverly and Badenoch. The latter flipped burgers at McDonald’s while studying at college, before going on to train as an engineer, even scooping up a law degree on top.

And Cleverly’s own record makes him more than fit to take on the role as Foreign Secretary.

A British Army officer of 30 années, holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he has more first-hand experience of military matters than any other Cabinet member.

De nouveau, it’s his record, not his race, that has earned him the job.

Shining talent

Encore, while the Tories are the party that put quality over colour, Labour reduce these MPs to race.

They ought to get their own house in order. They have an abundance of ethnic minority MPs but obviously don’t hold them in high enough regard to promote them.

They smugly pat themselves on the back for putting brown MPs on benches in a desperate bid to get Brownie points for diversity, but it’s all smoke and mirrors.

The new Tory Cabinet isn’t just impressive because it is diverse, it is impressive because our new ethnic minorities Secretaries of State are shining examples of ethnic minority talent in Britain.

I have no doubt they have the brains to crack on with the job of fixing broken Britain without any “victimhood” and without banging on about the colour of their skin — and rightly so.

They are there because they deserve it, not because they are “diverse”.