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calendar   Tuesday - April 28, 2009

Candidate told she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected. BMEWS will love this one.

Oh how sweet it is.

Yes it is.
If this woman is telling the truth, and I haven’t any reason to doubt what she claims, it’s kind of like the chickens coming home to roost.

Look, she supports the party (Labour/LEFT) and as some have commented online in the Mail,

This woman supports a party that wishes to discriminate against white people for jobs - then complains when she is discriminated against for a job for being white. Too bad Ms Cohen, that’s what you support happening to others. Another disgraceful Labour hypocrite.

And there’s this.

I don’t care one jot about this woman, the Labour Party, the Tory Party or indeed ANY other current main stream party or politician. What I care about is being governed by a bunch of lying hypocrites who bully the population with their Marxist PC rubbish. What IS funny is that in this instance a Labourite has reaped what she has (by supporting New Labour) sown.

- Bob, Essex, UK, 28/4/2009 15:22

Why would anyone want to become a member of the Labour Party?

- Anna, Midlands, 28/4/2009 15:21

Interesting as labour promote equality!!!!!!!!!  And multiculture And diversity.
You have to ask though, was the muslim guy right in this case?  He knows his constituents and if he says he won’t support her for reasons given, maybe he’s being truthful.  Cept there’s a hitch here.

He now says he never said that.  What’s going on?  I don’t know but anything that causes grief for a leftist overbearing nanny state govt. is fine with me.  Whatever .... it’s good to have someone on the left in the same position they put so many others in.

btw ... can you just imagine the outcry and the staged anger and petitions and protests if she had told him she could not support him because he’s a muslim?

Labour Party embroiled in race row after candidate told she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected

By Emily Andrews
Last updated at 3:50 PM on 28th April 2009

Elaina Cohen claims she was told she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected as a Labour candidate in Birmingham.

The Labour Party has become embroiled in a race row after a prospective female councillor was allegedly told she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected.

Elaina Cohen claims that Labour councillor Mahmood Hussain said he would not support her application for an inner-city ward because ‘my Muslim members don’t want you because you are Jewish’.

Mrs Cohen, 50, has made an official complaint about the alleged remarks made by Mr Hussain, a Muslim and former lord mayor of Birmingham.

She said: ‘I am shocked and upset that a member of the Labour Party in this day and age could even think something like that, let alone say it.

‘People should not be allowed to make racist comments like that. If someone in the party feels I cannot represent them because of my colour or religion, that’s ridiculous.

Might be ridiculous to her but hey, that’s also life.  That’s often how lots of ppl feel. Right or wrong that’s also human nature and no amount of left wing social engineering is going to change it. Except by force and the left does that quite well already.

‘I felt particularly aggrieved because I have worked across all sections of the community, particularly with the Muslim section, and have been on official visits to Pakistan.’

Mrs Cohen had applied to stand as a Labour councillor for the Birmingham ward of East Handsworth and Lozells, which has a high Asian and Afro-Caribbean population.

As one of Labour’s safest seats on Tory-led Birmingham city council, the final candidate would be almost certain of victory at the June 4 by-election.

But when Mrs Cohen telephoned 57-year-old Mr Hussain for his support, she was astonished to be told that she was too ‘white and Jewish’ to be considered.

Lorraine Briscoe, who runs a local community association, was sitting next to Mrs Cohen when the conversation took place on speakerphone last Tuesday.

‘I was disgusted that a councillor could make comments like that in 2009,’ she said.

‘He told her, “They will not vote for someone who is white and Jewish. My Muslim members don’t want you because you are Jewish”.

‘Elaina then asked him if he had talked to his Muslim members about it and he said, “I don’t want to talk about it with you” and hung up.

‘Elaina does a lot of good work in this community and she does not see race or religion, she just sees people.’

Two days after the alleged conversation, Mrs Cohen and another candidate were rejected by a pre-selection panel after failing to gain the support of the local party.

Instead, members were presented with one candidate, black South African Hendrina Quinnen, who was selected by an almost unanimous vote.

Mrs Cohen has now sent an official complaint to Labour Party general secretary Ray Collins and Birmingham city council accusing Mr Hussain of improper conduct.

Mr Hussain said yesterday: ‘I would not make those sort of comments. The allegations are not true.’

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