Casual Racism Is Fine If You're Labour

Imagine the outrage if a Tory MP had said “migrant workers do things like picking strawberries and digging potatoes“. They would be rightly slammed as hideously out of touch and bigoted, yet barely an eyebrow was raised when Glenda Jackson said it at the Work and Pensions Select Committee meeting this morning. Glenda should do her homework. Despite her patronising comments, via the ONS, we learn that agriculture has one of the lowest migrant employment figures of any sector:

Guido isn’t sure many of Britain’s foreign-born multi-billionaires got rich picking fruit…

UPDATE: Seems Guido wasn’t the only one who thought Glenda was a bit off:

http://twitter.com/#!/HighPeakAndrew/status/78617000649310210

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