Thursday, February 17, 2005

Shame on you, Mr Howard

The Tories health checks for immigrant’s sounds like their usual racism on the issue. It seems that I’m not alone in thinking that either:

“Rhon Reynolds, deputy chief executive of the African HIV Policy Network, said plans for immigrant health checks risked stigmatising African communities. Reynolds told Blink: "It's clearly racist. It's all about the election and trying to get votes on the backs of the most vulnerable in our society.

"We say 'shame on you, Mr Howard'. Reynolds was joined by Liberal Democrat health spokesman Paul Burstow who said Howard's plan was based on prejudice rather than evidence.”

I doubt this condemnation will have much effect, sadly immigration will be the big battle ground of the coming election and the bidding war to be the harshest will be fierce.


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