A former minister in the Conservative Party has accused the government of ‘hypocrisy’ after its refusal to adopt a definition of Islamophobia drawn up by an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who was also a former co-chair, said the party’s stance on anti-Muslim hatred was not as strong or principled compared to the measures it had taken against anti-Semitism.

Lady Warsi challenged ministers at question time in the House of Lords to recognise ‘the irony and the hypocrisy of the Government’s position in relation to Islamophobia’ as opposed to the principled stand the Conservative Party had taken when it came to allegations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

 

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