Today it has been anounced that Jeremy Corbyn has been allowed back in the Labour Party as I reported here.. Anti-semitism in the Labour Party is well documented but Islamophobia has recently come to light. Here we learn that one third of Muslim Labour members and supporters have witnessed Islamophobia in the party. This bigotry towards people of faith goes deep. A few years ago, a local Labour Party dropped a sitting councillor as a candidate because he refused to campaign on a Sunday. The fact that he was a Methodist minister was not put into account.
The Labour Party don’t like people of faith in general because to the Labour Party, there is nothing more important than the Labour Party. In fact, the Labour Party is the only thing they care about. So if a member won’t campaign on a Friday because they want to visit a mosque or won’t campaign on a Saturday because they want to visit a synagogue or won’t campaign on a Sunday because they want to visit a church, this is incomprehensible to the majority of Labour members. To the average Labour member, nothing is more important than the Labour Party, so how could religous obsevance be put first?
I won’t campaign around this part of the country on a Sunday, not because I think there’s anything wrong with it, but for the same reason I wouldn’t canvass somewhere like Stamford Hill on a Saturday.
Conservatives tend not to campaign on Sundays as a rule but I know Labour does. If a member of a political party knocks on my door on a Sunday I would presume it’s because of one of two things or both. Those two things are that either they haven’t got much of a life outside politics and therefore can’t find anything better to do on a Sunday, or they are desperate for votes. In Labour’s case, it’s usually a combination of the two.