Watching a debate in the Commons this week, Mr Campbell highlighted the number of white male MPs on the Tory benches. However, one commentator quickly pointed to the inequality within the 1997 Labour Cabinet. Within Mr Johnson’s current Cabinet, there are 19 males and seven females.
Of that number, four are from an ethnic minority background, while 22 are Caucasian.
Tony Blair’s first Cabinet in 1997, however, also contained 19 men but only five females.
Indeed, there was no MP from an ethnic minority background within the Cabinet.
Breaking down the information, commentator Thomas Evans said: “Sorry. What were you saying Alastair?”
Alastair Campbell served as Tony Blair’s head of communications
Mr Campbell has been an outspoken critic of the current Tory Government and Brexit.
Following the creation of the UK Internal Market Bill, Mr Campbell claimed the Prime Minister was taking the country towards a no deal Brexit.
The former Labour man also agreed with Mr Blair and Sir John Major’s assessment of the legislation.
Mr Blair and Sir John penned a joint piece where they claimed the new legislation would damage the country’s reputation.
The Cabinet’s broken down
During an interview with Channel 4, Mr Campbell said: “This is the same withdrawal agreement that Boris Johnson presented to the public and the world as a fantastic triumph of his great negotiating skills.
“It was the same agreement that he told the public a the last election it was an oven-ready deal.
“Now Boris Johnson seems to be dragging us to no deal.
“Boris is doing it in a way that, as Tony Blair and Sir John Major have said, is doing massive and possibly irreparable damage to the reputation of the UK as a country that keeps its word.
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Alastair Campbell has been a staunch critic of the Tory party
“I don’t think there can be any defence of it.”
Following the interview, social media users were quick to attack the former Labour for his support of the sentiment.
One person said: “Campbell is at it again.
“Any excuse to whinge at Brexit, it is happening, get used to it.
Another said: “No one has any interest in anything Tony Blair has to say.
“Please don’t insult us.”
The controversial legislation sparked uproar after it violated elements within the withdrawal agreement which was signed in October.
Chiefly, the new legislation violated agreements concerning state aid in Northern Ireland and also waves the need for exit declarations.
He also spoke out against Brexit
The bill is currently passing through the Commons before proceeding to the House of Lords.
Ministers, however, are to delay the final stages of the bill until days before the end of the transition period.
According to The Times, this will give UK officials the ability to remove parts of the legislation which violate the withdrawal agreement if a deal is reached.
Source:Daily Express :: UK Feed