Its got to be joint honours this week to Stephen (Bozo) Byers and Prof. Lord Parekh.
"Bozo" Byers deserves to be hit over the head with all 1,200 pages of the Competition Commission report on supermarkets which came to the amazing conclusion, after two years, that "Excessive prices are not being charged nor excessive profits earned." A quick trip round Tesco's, Sainsbury's and Waitrose etc on a Friday morning would have told the worthies of the Commission as much. All the supermarket chains apart from Tesco and Morrison has had profit warnings in the last year and Asda is having a tough time. The report is a damp squib and waste of time. Perhaps Bozo has learnt the price of scoring a cheap political point.
Now we come to what must be the biggest load of twaddle to hit the streets since the forged diaries of Adolf Hitler. The Runnymede Trust document The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, written under the chairmanship of Prof. Bhikhu Parekh, is both offensive and arrogant. It is offensive to both blacks and whites and arrogant in its desire to re-write British history and "jettison" whole chapters of it because so much it is about white people. This sub-Marxist gibberish with its rambling and confused text should be consigned to the dustbin of history asap, but no doubt Tony (the anti-British history man) and Cherie (Mrs Human rights lawyer) will find it compelling bedside reading.
The most distressing element of this farce is that an organisation, which shows nothing but contempt for British history, has the brass neck to call itself the Runnymede Trust.
PS Congratulations to William Hague for his vigorous rebuttal of the Runnymede report in The Daily Telegraph, 13/10/00. An advance on the Opposition's supine response to the equally objectionable Macpherson Report.