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Corbyn Faces Race Row for Making White People Pay More Than Ethnic Minorities to Hear a Speech

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech from the top of a double-decker bus as Communist Party of Great Britain flags fly at a May Day rally in London on May 1, 2016. PHOTO: Foreign Policy/Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty
  • Dispute erupted over price-cut for black and ethnic minorities to attend a rally
  • Tickets cost £40 for white activists but will cost £10 less for BAME members
  • Labour was accused of racism and of abandoning the white working class

By Simon Walters and Brendan Carlin | 20 January 2018

DAILY MAIL — Jeremy Corbyn faced a race row last night for making white people pay more than ethnic minorities to hear him deliver a speech.

The dispute erupted over a decision by Labour chiefs to charge black and ethnic minority activists £10 less per ticket than white activists to attend a rally next month.

Tory MPs last night accused Labour of racism and said it was further evidence that the party had abandoned the white working class.

Labour officials defended the decision to make white party members pay £40 to attend the East Midlands Labour gathering in Loughborough on February 17. […]

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