Not exactly, we call it positive action in this country. From his interview in New Nation newspaper, via Dave Hill’s excellent London: Mayor and More blog:
I think if you’ve got equally qualified candidates [for a job] one black and one white, then for me i would want to appoint someone from a community that needs support and encouragement. If I’m lucky enough to be elected, you’ll see that in my administration.
I wonder what the buffoon commonly known as Rod Liddle, who writes for the Spectator, will have to say about this. Boris John is actually apologising for his “watermelon smiles” comments of the past, so credit to him on that at least. He says:
“It’s take me a while to realise that people were as upset as they were. Because I wrote those words in a way that was intended to be satirical, it’s taken a mental journey to understand that actually there was offence given, and it does matter. But I do understand that now and I’m sorry.”
Maybe Johnson’s supporters will finally acknowledge that what he said was actually offensive, given Boris himself admits it.
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