If it be your will wrote:I haven't factually checked any of that, but I'm assuming it to be correct. If so, that's a very illuminating post.
Thanks. The numbers were broadly correct, unless I miscounted.
The EU being dodgy in the diversity stakes is well known, in 2018 only 3 of 751 MEPs was black, according to the Guardian. But for some reason the Lib Dem’s and SNP get a free pass.
We could then expand the logic and count the Lords where the Lib Dem’s have 94 peers (in that they are free to appoint whoever they like). They have a pen picture on their website and it appears that there are ONLY 3 are people of colour (two men of South Asian heritage and the great Floella Benjamin, who I grew up watching in Play School).
That, again, is a far lower percentage than the Tories.
I suspect the reason is because the Lib Dem’s are actually the party with the narrowest demographic, they are TOP in the percentage of members in social group ABC1 (85%). The Lib Dem’s also have a bigger portion in the South of England (45% vs Tory 42%). Average age 52 years old vs Tory 57 years old. Source = Commons Briefing Paper on Party Membership.
Basically a bunch of middle class white professionals who we can only conclude like virtue signalling about diversity but don’t want it in their own back yard.
We could call them the Anti-Liberal Anti-Democrats.
I find it amazing they get such a free ride from the media.