LABOUR has been embroiled in yet another race row after the parties “Young Equalities Conference” banned straight white men from an upcoming event in Central London.
According to an invitation sent to members, only people who identify as Black, Asian or other Ethnic backgrounds are allowed to attend.
The invitation also adds that only Disabled, LGBT and Women can apply to attend the conference.
Shockingly, white heterosexual men are not listed as eligible to apply to the event that is planned for March 17.
The move by Labour comes just weeks after the party was found guilty of discriminating against white people by charging them extra to attend an event in the East Midlands.
The Equality and Human Rights watchdog said in January that “Charging people different rates because of their race is unlawful discrimination unless it can be shown that this is a proportionate way of addressing low levels of participation. We will be writing to the Labour Party to ask them for their justification for this policy.”
Deputy Tory Chair James Cleverly said: “This is yet another example of discrimination by Labour.”
“Their lazy assumption that straight white men can’t fight for equality is shocking. It is essential that political parties represent each and every person irrespective of race, sexuality or age.”
“The Labour Party should take action now to ensure that this discrimination comes to an end.”
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen added: “Labour are a divisive Party who want to divide people into victim groups.
They have not learnt from the Equalities Commission ruling last month regarding their discriminatory attempt to sell tickets for their East Midlands Conference at different prices based on ethnicity.
Now they are banning white male heterosexuals from attending their Equalities Conference. They seem to believe that white, male heterosexuals have nothing to contribute to the subject of Equality. It seems that in La La Labour land everyone is equal but some are more equal than others.”
Labour dismissed the accusations and one Labour Women’s group said: “This is a conference to elect the BAME, disabled, LGBT and Women’s Officers. If you don’t fall into any of those categories, what would be the point in attending? Cool it with the faux outrage and get a hobby”
Labour did not respond to our request for comment.