Yet again wee see in the year of a General Election, where the African & Caribbean Community is being marginalised.
In Handsworth Wood following the saga of the attempted deselection of Paulette Hamilton and despite an internal investigation yet to be completed by the Labour Party, it has been decided to repeat the selection process within the next 14 days. Without addressing the previous concerns raised.
Surely this should go to a committee for it to be decided as the questions raised previously remain unanswered.
Is it the case that there is some other master plan or forces at work here.
Irrespective, whatever the position is, it is clear that yet again in my opinion, Labour’s commitment to the African & Caribbean Community which have been their loyal supporters over the years is becoming extinct, hence, the recent comments from David Lammy MP.
Furthermore, it is my understanding that there is a special meeting in Westminister to discuss this on Wednesday 28th January; however, members from the African & Caribbean Membership can attend if sponsored by their Local Labour MP. Has this happened yet?
It is poignant that Rev. Al Sharpton in an interview with the Voice Newspaper has said we should not remain silent, as this in turn endorses the status quo. However, it is clear that our cultural voting behaviour is now taken for granted, hence, disempowering us.
The situation is now very clear, get to know your candidates and identify if there is a connection.
This week we dealt with a severe attack on Rachael Toussaint who is the Conservative Candidate for Stockland Green. Irrespective of her Political Beliefs, who are we to judge such an active individual who is trying to make a difference. Shame on those that seek to degrade this married mother of four that seeks to play her part in helping to level the playing field.
Do remember, whilst Labour are seeking to deselect representatives from the African & Caribbean Community, be it the local party or not, it is what it is.
Messages need to be sent and lets start this process by ensuring that your registered to vote, just remember you cannot go on holiday without your passport, hence you cannot vote without being registered, Click here to commence that all important change that is so desperately needed in order to level the playing field.
25th January 2015