Woman who deported citizens on purpose uses racist word ‘by accident’

Amber Rudd saying "You can't say/deport anyone these days"
John Shafthauer

Amber Rudd, who oversaw Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’, used a racist term on 7 March. According to her, this was just a slip of the tongue – not a sign of underlying racism. As a disgraced, former home secretary who illegally deported non-white British citizens, we should obviously give her the benefit of the doubt.

Clarification

Rudd spoke with journalists to clear things up:

It was just a mistake, okay? It’s very simple to mix up ‘woman of colour’ and ‘coloured woman’.

Someone asked if she’d previously mixed up ‘British citizens of colour’ with ‘deportable non-people of colour’, to which she responded:

I will admit that mistakes were made, but this PC culture is getting too much. You can’t illegally deport anyone these days without someone accusing you of being some sort of criminal racist. The abuse really has to stop.

Progress

When asked if the Tories could do more for British people of colour, Rudd said:

What, like give them £20 when we kick them off the plane or something?

When it was suggested that this constituted another racist gaffe, Rudd threw her arms up, got back in her ‘Go Home’ van and drove away.

Featured image via Chris McAndrew – Wikimedia

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    1. Amber Rudd’s plea “…You can’t illegally deport anyone these days without someone accusing you of being some sort of criminal racist…” caused me to think of a comparable scenario relentlessly and accusatorially ongoing in the UK Labour Party. The way antisemitism is presently observed, whether by those partial or impartial, we see an obsessional, even paranoiac, gathering up of countless alleged ‘racist to Jews evidence’ of dubious derivation and uncertainty particularly where online emanations are derived as requiring to be proven as actually emanating from the UK Labour Party or bone fide Labour supporters per se. In which case the easily laid-on blanket assertion that the UK Labour Party is ‘institutionally antisemitic’ is a thoroughly contentious and untrustworthy slur having no credence in reality.

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