Nick Clegg: ‘Racism Must Be Met with a Steel Fist’

Telegraph (London), November 24, 2011

In a speech to mark 30 years since Lord Scarman’s report into the Brixton riots, Nick Clegg said progress had been made on the legal rights, political representation and public sector employment of black people since the 1981 disturbances, but “grave inequalities” remain in the private sector.

He drew a parallel with the world of football, where a racial “ceiling” allows black players to become stars on the pitch but very few to make it through into management or administration.

“In football, fans adore their heroes for their talent and character, whether they are black or white, and when Sepp Blatter dares trivialise racism on the pitch, his comments are rightly met with public outcry,” said Mr Clegg.

“But how many black managers are there in the Premier League? Zero,” he added.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that the “next frontier for race equality” is opening up economic opportunities to ethnic minorities.

He added that the state has “come a long way” in ending discrimination and it was now up to businesses and the professions to promote talented people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

“Racism must be met with a steel fist,” Mr Clegg stressed.

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  • Anonymous

    “Racism must be met with a steel fist,” Mr Clegg stressed.

    God willing, “Mr.” Clegg, brigands like you will not be in power for long in Europe given the rise of nationalist parties. That’s probably why this Marxist is using sharpened rhetoric against those who wish to protect their own against the depredations of his ilk. But don’t be under any illusions that he and his kind have an atom of scruples either about using a “steel fist” indiscriminately against those they deem “racists” before they are wiped from the page of history.

  • Anonymous

    The site Caste Football shows how all of these racial aggrievment issues are completely false, they are lies.

  • Anonymous

    Of course the TRUE CAUSE of the Brixton riots is the immigration policies of the British government.

  • Question Diversity

    We’re whining about no black head coaches in soccer yet so many black players? Who gets paid more in the Premier League, an average player or an average manager? How many black players are there in the Premier League compared to the number of total managers?

    I’m sure British soccer prostrates to the same kind of caste system that American football does.

  • Awakened

    Any White person who sees the above video should be filled with rage at this man. His own country is being progressively destroyed, his people are being driven into minorityhood, his people are being killed, and it’s so-called “racism” that must be met with a “steel fist”. In reality it’s people like Clegg and members of his ilk that must be met with a “steel fist”.

  • Anonymous

    Imagine if Enoch Powell had articulated that those who disagree with his opinions on race “should be met with a steel fist”.

    It would never have happened. Enoch Powell had far more stature as a man, as a speaker, and as a politician.

    Clegg is giving a green light to leftist street thugs to use violence on the BNP, the EDL, and anyone who speaks up in defense of whites. He’s saying, “go ahead, we’ll support you”.

    He should be brought up on charges for “racial incitement”.

  • Anonymous

    The destruction of the British race is racism and genocide and must be met with an iron fist. This guy must be first in the Quislings roundup.

  • Me

    Who GAVE… Oppertunity to the white race? Who… took it away from anyone? Different groups of humanity have different talents. Who is preventing black Africans from creating black teams with black managers? Is this guy bent on racial suicide? Whats his point?

  • Anonymous

    Is he being a bit disengenuous? If racism were met with a steel fist in England, a sweeping blow that were to scourge all racism from Great Britain, black people would find themselves all thrown out of the country. Yes, racism must be eliminated in Great Britain and never be allowed to return.

  • Franklin Ryckaert

    “Steel Fist”-policies are typical for tyrannies.Its the only way absurdities and injustices can be enforced.

  • neanderthalDNA

    Emma West

    Some ugly language here, but is this the iron fist, Nick? What you going to do to the woman, her family.

    More and more white people are going to crack. Funny – Clegg’s droning duckspeaky quacking came on as soon as the sound of the YouTube video played. Creepy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pONVYjAd1wc

    She’s been arrested.

    http://www.thebritishresistance.co.uk/nationalistnews/britain-first/1436-nationalists-vow-direct-action-over-the-emma-west-incarceration

    I need to brush up on my HTML, lol…

  • fred

    Ah, yes. Fighting racism. The job that’s never finished. How wonderful for politicians and race hustlers that they will always have a job that’s never finished. Would it ever occur to him that if racism is such a problem that perhaps it’s not such a good idea to have different races crammed together? No. Of course not. Because he’s too busy inciting racial hatred in a bid to get re-elected. So this has what it’s come down to. Inciting racial hatred against his own people for some votes. He’s encouraging anyone with a chip on their shoulder to attack the “rayciss” with a “steel fist”. So tell us, Clegg, are blacks ever “rayciss”? Are asians ever “rayciss”? Of course not! They’re just violently attacking whites because they’re “poor” and “underprivileged”. Rather than “rayciss” being met with a “steel fist” perhaps it’s race baiters who should be met with steel-toed boots?

  • Roy

    Clegg’s party wants to end ‘the establishment of new schools which select by ability, aptitude or faith’ and said it would introduce ‘policies to reduce radically all existing forms of selection’. Clegg, however, wants to send his children to an elitest Catholic school despite there being more ‘diverse’ schools much closer to their family home:

    “The Cleggs live in Putney, South-West London, where their three sons attend Catholic primary schools. Their nearest Catholic secondary school, less than a mile from their home, is John Paul II in Wimbledon. A high percentage of its students are from deprived areas and many have English as a second language. Ofsted ranks the school ‘satisfactory’. However, the London Oratory was classed as outstanding – Ofsted’s highest grade – in its most recent inspection.”

    http://tinyurl.com/392q9ny

    Let’s face it, they’ve had six decades of forced non-white immigration and after all that time they’re now talking of “steel fists’ to make it work.

  • Krystal

    We wouldn’t have a problem with “racism” if our governments stopped flooding our countries with tens of thousands of foreigners who hate us.

  • Anonymous

    Wait till he gets met with a steel barrel in his face on the street robbing his wallet and possession maybe pistol whipped or even raping his wife.

  • HH

    I am convinced that people like this “man” must be suffering from some type of mental illness – seriously. I cannot fathom any other reason for an otherwise healthy, seemingly intelligent White man to think this way. Something simply MUST be wrong with them mentally speaking.

  • RegvlvsSeradly

    “Racism must be met with a steel fist,” Mr Clegg stressed.

    Wow. Utterly Leninist… this is Clegg giving his blessing to violence and mob action.

    To any Britons reading this, I can only say that the time for pushing back is now. Get into the streets and be ready to shout and fight. Show your patriotism gents, you haven’t much time.

  • Hans Schneider CYYZ

    with more racism we would not have all that third world immigration and without that we would have far less problems.

  • Contrarian

    Where do you start with a fool like this? Nick Clegg is preaching the same baloney I’ve listened to since the 60s. Namely, that black underachievement and violent behavior is caused by white racism.

    Rest assured, the white people in old Nick’s district will vote in droves to re-elect him. Just as white liberals in this country will vote in larges numbers and re-elect BHO for a second term and likely a third, after the supreme dorks do a little “fast and furious” with the constitution.

    Of course the folks on the receiving end of the “iron fist” of which Nick speaks will be white people.

    Hey Clegg, you idiot, direct the iron fist in the direction of the third worlders you and your ilk let into the country.

  • Anonymous

    From Iron curtain to steel fist.. the left has progressed.

  • white is right, black is whack

    “Racism must be met with a steel fist,” Mr Clegg stressed.

    I agree, sir. Especially about the blacks rioting in England. Especially about the fact whites can get arrested for the slighest ‘offensive’ comment, yet blacks and muslims can mug, steal, loot, rap and kill white brits to no avail.

  • Laager

    Clegg’s opening comments – hate crimes, violent attacks, steel fist etc – are quite true.

    I hope he seeks a secondment with the ANC Govt in South Africa and puts his words into practice.

    The whites – particularly the Afrikaner farmers – need support and could do with a break.

    I doubt if it will happen though.

    More than likely he will be seduced by Malema’s song – Kill the farmer; shoot the Boer – and by President Zuma’s mantra – Bring me my Machine Gun: return to England, and ensure that these ditties get air time on Top of The Pops

  • Anonymous

    Since racism is pretty much defined as whites the ‘steel fist’ isn’t such a great deal for us. The only (narrow) exception to this rule being those whites who are able to disparage loud enough, and in the proper manner and with the proper enthusiasm, and call out for the punishment of ‘racists’.

  • David Ashton

    When Lord Scarman asked for written submissions on the Brixton violence, I submitted some “contra mundum” information on the nature of criminality, black propensity in London and elsewhere to certain types of crime, the aggravation of the rioting by (mainly white) revolutionaries, etc. My name was listed in his Inquiry Report, but my material was eventually returned with its clips exactly where I had deliberately placed them, so that it was clear that my documented data was not only not considered but not even read. Scarman took his theme from the largely irrelevant US Kerner report, whose flaws were subsequently exposed.

    A comparable experience occurred many years later when a Lib Dem colleague of Clegg in the House of Lords proposed to outlaw “religious” hatred as well as “racial” hatred. I submitted a detailed critique of this idea, pointing out inter alia that, paradoxically, such “hatred” can be found in the sacred texts of the Abrahamic and other faiths themselves. My submission, kindly described as “magisterial” by a qualified reviewer, was omitted from the published submissions, whereas repetitive rants from certain Christian congregations were included, probably to make Christians seem bigoted.

    The belief of “liberals” in their unique commitment to reason, science and objectivity was again neatly exposed by this experience. As James Burnham once observed “liberalism” (in its modern US sense) is an ideology – an “ideology of western suicide”. So we have more on our hands than a mere debate over factual evidence to be appreciated by reasonable people.

  • on the lam from the Thought Police

    What “must be met with a steel fist,” is the social pathology blacks exhibit everywhere they live, everywhere they move, and every time they turn a thriving white neighborhood into an asphalt jungle of crime and moral depravity.

    As long as that race remains a blight to civilization racism will persist.

  • disqus2222

    Africans have made gains in the public sector as a result of affirmative action and quotas, that’s all.  It has nothing to do with Africans succeeding when being given a chance, hence why they are still not succeeding in the private sector.