Just imagine that the Conservative Party had held a leadership election in which there were four white male candidates and one female black candidate, and that the later candidate came bottom of the poll with a mere 7% of the overall vote and just 0.87% support from her fellow MPs.
Then imagine what all the Labour Party activists would be screaming about racism and sexism, about white male domination, about being unrepresentative of the country as a whole.
Stretch you imagination still further, and think about a Conservative Party, where in addition to MPs and Party Members getting a vote, representatives of the businesses in this country also got a vote. Now just go that little bit further still, and imagine what would be said if the eventual leader was elected, not by a majority of MPs and Party Members, who preferred another candidate, but by big business.
This is effectively what the Labour Party has just done, if you substitute the words "Trade Unions" for "Big Businesses"!
They have rejected the only female candidate, who happened to be black, and the choice of the MPs and Party Members was over-ruled by the Trade Unions.
White male dominated, controlled by the Trade Unions, and totally unrepresentative of the country as a whole.
The Tories now have some good ammunition, let's hope they use it when necessary.
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