Foreign Secretary clueless about origin of Black Lives Matter protest – and would not take a knee
It’s not the first time Dominic Raab has demonstrated his cluelessness – the Foreign Secretary once admitted to his surprise when he found out Dover was a major crossing point for UK exports, called UK workers the ‘worst idlers’ in the world before advertising a job for an assistant to work for nothing and was previously given government responsibility for housing in spite of having voted against making homes fit for human habitation.
But it is one of the worst.
Asked on Talk Radio this morning whether he would ‘take a knee’ in support of black people if asked, Raab claimed he can understand black people’s sense of frustration – but then rambled out his ignorance, suggesting that the gesture originated in the television series Game of Thrones – and that it is “a symbol of subjugation and subordination”:
As Foreign Secretary, you’d think he’d at least have an inkling of taking a knee’s origins in protest at standing for the national anthem of a racism- and police brutality-blighted US. Raab then made clear that he would not take a knee – except for the queen and when proposing to his wife.
With this level of ignorance, black people could be forgiven for wondering whether Raab even knows who George Floyd is or for suspecting he’s asking himself what all the fuss is about.
It’s so bad, it’s hard to imagine he really said it. But he did.
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