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At last! A man who dares to tell the truth about race: Ex-race tsar says silencing of race debate has done devastating harm to Britain
- Trevor Phillips is the former chairman of Commission for Racial Equality
- He has attacked ‘racket’ of multiculturalism sparked by Blair government
- Blamed the silencing of race issues for the Rotherham grooming scandal
- Claims we are ‘more ready to offend each other’ as price for free speech
Britain is silencing debate on race issues by ‘intimidating’ those who dare to ask questions, according to the former equalities watchdog.
In a devastating critique of a culture of misguided political correctness, Trevor Phillips said far too many people felt unable to speak their minds because they feared being branded racist.
The former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission said that people would have to become ‘more ready to offend each other’ as the price of free speech.
In a hard-hitting article ahead of a TV documentary on race issues to be aired later this week, Mr Phillips attacked the ‘racket’ of multiculturalism which took root under Tony Blair’s government. He said:
- The inability to discuss racial issues contributed to child grooming scandals in cities such as Rotherham and Rochdale, because authorities ‘turned a blind eye’;
- Silence on racial issues led to the failure to take action to save Victoria Climbie;
- A film commissioned to warn young people of the dangers of grooming was suppressed because it featured an Asian perpetrator abusing white girls;
- He was accused of being ‘fatuous’ by senior New Labour figures when he warned of the dangers of multiculturalism;
Multiculturalism has become a ‘racket’ in many parts of the country, with self-styled community leaders battling for funds which prop up their authority and entrench segregation.
Mr Phillips was for a decade the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality and its successor, the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
However, in the same TV documentary Tony Blair refused to admit that his decision to open the doors to EU migration in 2004 was a mistake.
The former prime minister said the influx would have ‘happened anyway’ and it ‘made sense at the time’ to open our borders when France and Germany kept their controls.