(There are none, but he seemed desperate not to admit that)
Health Secretary Matt Hancock squirmed this morning when he was asked on Sky News to name a black member of the Cabinet. Hancock ummed and ahhed, then named three Asian colleagues – but was unable to name a black person.
Which is unsurprising, since there are none – but he couldn’t bring himself to say that:
Hancock could name a single black MP who is allowed to ‘sit around the Cabinet table with me’ – and then, staggeringly, claimed that ‘the really important thing’ is that the almost all-white (and mostly male) group has ‘diversity of thought’.
But he didn’t think the UK is a racist country.
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