Little Britain star just took on a Tory MP over his ‘racist’ rant. Guess who won [TWEETS]

Support us and go ad-free

Little Britain star Matt Lucas has called Conservative MP David Davies “racist” after the Tory MP  sent out a tweet about the use of interpreters by the police.

Davies wrote:

Davies was referring to a suggestion by the Metropolitan police force deputy commissioner Craig Mackey. Mackey said that victims whose first language isn’t English could get face-to-face visits from the police while, due to cuts, others may not in the future. But he also mentioned that other vulnerable people like the elderly or those with learning disabilities would also be prioritised. Although Davies didn’t voice his opinion about that element of the proposal.

Read on...

“Racist MP”

Actor Lucas took exception to Davies’s tweet saying:

And after a brief exchange of name-calling, Lucas declared Davies was a “Racist MP”.

Others weighed in, including a former “police colleague”, citing his lack of respect for diversity:

And even a fellow Conservative MEP was afraid he’d taint the party’s image:

And the Tory party have been accused of racism before. Recently, for instance, Anne Marie Morris MP was suspended from the party after she used the ‘n word’ in a speech.

Get a grip

Cuts to police services may also mean more station closures.  And the number of police officers in the force are also falling. So it’s interesting Davies takes particular issue with face-to-face visits by non-English speakers. And it’s a shame he sees their potential vulnerability as too expensive. But the need for prioritisation has only come because Tory cuts to police service have made it necessary.

Get Involved!

– Read more policing articles on The Canary.

Featured image via Flickr

We know everyone is suffering under the Tories - but the Canary is a vital weapon in our fight back, and we need your support

The Canary Workers’ Co-op knows life is hard. The Tories are waging a class war against us we’re all having to fight. But like trade unions and community organising, truly independent working-class media is a vital weapon in our armoury.

The Canary doesn’t have the budget of the corporate media. In fact, our income is over 1,000 times less than the Guardian’s. What we do have is a radical agenda that disrupts power and amplifies marginalised communities. But we can only do this with our readers’ support.

So please, help us continue to spread messages of resistance and hope. Even the smallest donation would mean the world to us.

Support us

Comments are closed