Labour stays silent over gender segregation at party rally

3 May 2015

8:53 PM

3 May 2015

8:53 PM

With polling day less than a week away, it was a case of no rest for the wicked this weekend as politicians took part in some last minute campaigning. While Ed Miliband dreamt about erecting an 8ft 6in stone in Number 10, other members of the Labour party attended a campaign event. Organised by councillor Ansar Ali Khan, Labour members including Tom Watson, Liam Byrne and Jack Dromey joined supporters in Birmingham for a rally:

However, at the event women in the audience were segregated from men. This issue did not go unnoticed by the party’s critics, with many taking to Twitter to ask why Labour, which claims to be a party for equality, would support segregated audiences.

With so many complaints, Mr S would have thought that the party would be keen to comment and set the record straight over their policy on gender segregation. After all, Chuka Umunna has been vocal in the past about his opposition to such a division.

Alas the party is staying quiet. Mr S contacted a party spokesman on Saturday night and asked them to clarify their policy on gender segregation. They are yet to respond.

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  • WTF

    No surprises here as we mustn’t upset people who pray to a religion that for 1400 years has treated women as second class citizens and if you’re an underage female non believer, then its open season for sexual grooming.

  • Captain Concerned

    This is both tragic and disgusting to be supported by Labour for entirely selfish reasons. My home town has historically been a mix of many cultures and countrymen – the Irish in the 18th century, far eastern immigrants shortly after and, more recently, our asian friends. Generally, we get along; diversity is accepted and, more often than not, appreciated e.g. Stony Lane Balti houses and China town. However, to shamelessly pander to more extreme religious views, to suit an electoral process is not only shamelful, but downright dangerous. We should not tolerate any extreme concepts, wherever they come form, that fly in the face of our general approach to life – segregation is wrong, in all its manifestaions.

  • Belhifet

    From Scandinavia:
    I plead the Britons; please read Churchill’s Speech before voting tomorrow.
    I fear for your future as well as the future for the whole of Europe when I see the picture above.
    I’m probably a “Labour voter” myself, but Labour in Britain as well as in their Nordic counterparts need to rid themselves from ties to an ideology that is comparable to nazism. We shall have freedom of religion, yes; but there are other values that must be set higher than that.

    • Franky

      Scandinavian style “liberal” culture is as big a problem as the Islamic one. In fact its worked hand in hand to bring in the problem. We need to root this “Nordic” culture out of Britain as well.

  • Spotty Fellow

    So that is what Her Majesty’s loyal Opposition looks like?

  • UHJ

    David and Sam Cameron at a similar event last month, where gender was segreated when inside the temple.

  • MrJones

    The PC cult would sell their own daughters for a shoebox full of postal votes – well maybe not their own.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      They’ve already sold somebody else’s. Turned a blind to the gang rape of literally thousands of British children by Muslim immigrants in the name of “community cohesion”. Namely, in order to keep the Muslim vote firm.

  • Mark Horkey

    And yet a substantial number of thick-as-sh!t British northerners will vote for this party, many of them brain-dead women, too.

  • Marigold Kay

    Your future has arrived

  • cromwell

    Enoch was right, the race relations act gave the foreigner the whip hand over the native Brit.

  • cromwell

    Labour the great betrayer of women’s rights, Miliband would sell his womenfolk into bondage for the Muslim vote, what next women must wear the Burqa at Labour party meetings? virginity tests before entry? compulsory female genital mutilation? As a working class Englishman who was a rusted on Labour man, never again will I vote for them, as bad as those who appeased Hitler.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      The road to Damascus moment.

  • surj

    Just see the trators of this country if any problem just go to YouTube and type in ” while 20 million watch & worship x factor ”

  • mark

    How many will still vote for labour even though milliband has promised to betray us to islam for power (the muslim votes) ?

    He met with muslims and promised to criminalise criticising islam!!


    • EnglandLaments

      Exactly! Shout it from the rooftops!

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      Traitor, Miliband indeed.

    • Richard

      Look at it this way: he’s simply giving the Labour voters what they want. If I take poison and it kills me, is the factory that made the poison to blame, or am I to blame, for having taken it?

      In other words, would the factory continue to manufacture the poison if there weren’t customers? Of course not!

      Labour and Miliband are simply eruptions and manifestations of the British psyche. They exist because there are voters who want them.

    • mrs 1234

      I wonder if Rod Liddle is still voting Labour?

  • Liberanos

    In a multicultural society all cultures are deemed to have equal status and respect. It’s rather late to object to muslim barbarism now.

    • TrueNorthFree

      Die-versity at its finest.

  • stephen_geneva

    If the French govt wants to protect their nation:

    Get out of the EU
    Get out of the UN
    Restore their currency
    End Central Bank control over their economy
    End muslim immigration
    Deport illegal immigrants
    End the welfare state so legal immigrants want to leave
    Enforce French laws, not sharia, so muslims will have to integrate or leave

    And, of course, enable a free market economy, low taxes, and limited govt

  • stephen_geneva

    Google barenakedislam to see what the UK has to look forward to under Labour.

  • Liberanos

    You’d sit apart, too, if the penalty for mixing was an acid face wash.

  • Paul Holmes

    Just disgraceful.

  • Bee Happy

    well of course labour can’t say anything, look how many muslim votes they would lose!

  • Katabasis
    • WFC

      This is the first paragraph of a news agency report into the incident.

      “Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garlan said Sunday night”

      Would that be a Saudi news agency? Or perhaps Al Jazeera? Or the opening lines of an ISIS propaganda video?

      Of course not. That was from AP’s report.

      • Katabasis

        Are you finding the use of “provocative” as irritating as I am?

        • WFC

          Exactly. And “the Prophet”.

          I’m only surprised they didn’t apply the prefix “brave” to the “armed men”.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      Next weekend, Koran hurling. Muslims especially welcome.
      Pack heat, guys.

  • MikeH

    It’s rather surprising that Watson & Byrne didn’t remove their shoes and wrap a gawdy handkerchief around their heads in a show of reverence and grovelling to the imported, alien, perfidious assembled masses.

    • Peter Stroud

      This was a political rally, not a service in a Sikh temple. The two event are incomparable.