Home Affairs and Communities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 23rd May 2005.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon 4:13 pm, 23rd May 2005

It is not racist to talk about immigration and asylum, but the right hon. Gentleman will accept that there are racists in the electorate, and I have no doubt of his personal opposition to racism in all its forms. However, would he have been happier with racists who were worried about immigration and asylum voting Conservative, or for any other mainstream party, in the last election, or would he rather that they had voted for the British National party?