This now downgraded inquiry will not address the specific problems the Conservatives have with Islamophobia. A broad-brush approach will not identify the root causes of this particular type of racism which has infected the party
During the Conservative leadership election, all candidates committed to holding a specific inquiry into Islamophobia. This was welcomed across the board. I too was hopeful.
But on Tuesday, Boris Johnson announced that the inquiry will now only look broadly at prejudice and discrimination, rather than an in-depth dive into Islamophobia.
Taken at face value, the prime minister’s announcement of an inquiry by the en
d of the year into prejudice and discrimination in the Conservative Party is most welcome. Racism should have no place in our political landscape.
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