Being white, British and male has meant that the prejudice I have faced has been few and far between. /5
I'm not going to claim that there is no racism within @UKLabour. People can be fucking idiots. Anyone caught directly abusing someone for their heritage should be removed from the party immediately. /7
The General Election came about and I got to have a meaningful vote for the first time in what was rapidly closing in on two decades of voting eligibility. Despite what we were told would happen, the left made huge gains. /19
I could see the numbers for myself. We all could. Yet, there we were told on most news outlets "No change. Carry on as normal."
It was hypernormalisation in action.
When that failed to work, antisemitism came into play. /20
I wasn't shocked to hear there are cases of antisemitism within the Labour party. As I said earlier, I've faced some abhorrent, if not foolishly directed, antisemitism in the past. But I didn't expect "this". /21
The second that turns into antisemitic, Islamaphobic or any racist rhetoric, it needs to be addressed and rectified immediately. /24