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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:32 am, 24th November 2011

May we have a debate to discuss the challenging of racism in politics? If such a debate were secured, I would like to raise the issue of the St Andrews university Conservative association burning an effigy of US President Barack Obama last Friday. Almost one third of students at the university are American. Does the Leader of the House believe that such incidents are conducive to Britain’s relationship with its closest ally?