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No sacred cows

Labour won’t win voters back by denigrating Britain’s past

7 February 2020

10:00 PM

7 February 2020

10:00 PM

They never learn, do they? Lisa Nandy, the dark horse candidate in the Labour leadership race, has demanded the word ‘empire’ be expunged from OBE honours and replaced with ‘excellence’ because the reference to Britain’s imperial past offends people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME). This would mean its full name would become the Most Excellent Order of British Excellence.

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Toby Young is associate editor of The Spectator.

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