France – Ethnic minority women sacked from cabinet as Sarkozy moves to right
November 2010 by Giuseppe De Santis.It seems to me that the useless marxists who write for The Guardian have spent so much time with Trevor Phillips and the EHRC that they have lost the plot.
They are quite happy to see the British National Party sued by the EHRC on the grounds that our constitution discriminates against non-whites, even though they know that there is not a long queue of ethnics wanting to join.
However their racist nonsense is now directed against France, they are complaining that the French government has become more white and more rightwing in a reshuffle that included the sacking of two ministers handpicked by Nicolas Sarkozy to bring ethnic diversity to the cabinet.
Senegalese-born Rama Yade, the sports minister, and Fadéla Amara, the minister for urban policies, lost their jobs in the shake-up which also signalled an end to the French president’s policy of “openness” to his political opponents and to racial minorities.So now the French government is institutionally racist?
Less than two years ago, Sarkozy declared: “The diversity at the bottom of the country must be illustrated by diversity at the head of the country. This is not a choice, this is an obligation.”
That obligation went by the board in Sunday’s long expected reshuffle – it was announced almost five months ago. The prime minister, François Fillon, was reappointed, and the French administration moved further to the right.
Yade, 33, was one of the so-called Sarkozettes, seven women given ministerial posts after Sarkozy’s presidential victory in 2007. Their appointment was to fulfil his election vow to introduce “positive discrimination French-style” and to reflect the diversity of modern France.
Yade, while hugely popular with the public, fell out of favour with the president for not toeing the official line on several occasions, including the time she criticised Sarkozy’s decision to invite the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, to Paris on a state visit. She also refused his offer of a European parliament job.
Amara, 46, a once outspoken French feminist and former president of the organisation Ni Putes Ni Soumis (Neither Whores Nor Doormats), is a Muslim born to Algerian parents. She was appointed junior minister for urban policies in 2007. Her main job was to devise a “Marshall plan” for France’s troubled city suburbs, but she found herself rapidly sidelined.
The third symbolic appointment, Rachida Dati, who was made justice minister, the first Frenchwoman of Algerian and Moroccan roots to hold a top post in government, also fell out of favour with Sarkozy and was packed off to the European parliament in June last year.
In Sunday’s reshuffle French diversity was represented far down the political pecking order by Jeannette Bougrab, of Algerian parentage and a former president of the country’s anti-discrimination and equality authority, who is the newly appointed junior minister for youth, and by Nora Berra, 47, who has north African roots, and was appointed junior minister for sport.
Patrick Lozés, president of the Representative Council for Black Associations, wrote in his blog on the Nouvel Observateur site: “This is a sad day for diversity. I particularly regret the departure of Rama Yade from the government. Her leaving is a heavy symbol for all French from visible minorities.”
He said the appointment of Bougrab was a blow to his organisation. “It’s not a matter for celebration,” he wrote.
Female politicians fared slightly better: six of the 15 cabinet posts are now held by women, one fewer than in Sarkozy’s first government in 2007. The recruits include Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 37, who is made minister for ecology, development, transport and housing.
Never mind that those ethnic minority women were not up to their job and attracted much criticism, clearly if they have been removed it’s because Mr Sarkozy is racist.
The Guardian’ problem is that they cannot accuse him of being nazi scum as he is Jewish, of Hungarian descent and they are worried that if Mr Sarkozy rejects diversity then the MSM would be caught between a rock and a hard place, it would be far more difficult to criticise us for trying to do the same thing.
Any day that is bad for those unwashed marxists is a very good day for nationalists and those who care about the future of this country.
GIUSEPPE DE SANTIS