This aftertoon Nick Clegg told the Liberal Democrats’ annual conference that he wants “to live in a country where prejudice, insularity and fear are conquered by the great British traditions of tolerance, pluralism and justice”. Unfortunately appeals to pluralism sit uneasy alongside the fact that the Lib Dems don’t have a single black or Asian MP or MEP. […]

Last year the Liberal Democrat frontbencher Jenny Willot had the cheek to claim that “Labour are failing on ethnic minority employment”. Perhaps the so-called ‘real opposition’ should start by employing some ethnic minorities on their own green benches? As Iain Dale blogged yesterday, Liberal Democrats do not have a single MP (or MEP for that matter) from […]