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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s Comments: Beyond Shameful

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UK foreign secretary Philip Hammond’s ‘marauding migrants’ comments branded ‘shameful’ in furious backlash. But are his comments also racist? (Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/PA)

By Ray Ja Fraser,

The UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond recently warned that African migrants “pose a threat to the standard of living and social structure of the UK and the rest of Europe.” Hammond also went on to use the term “marauding” to describe the migrants’ presence in the Calais (France) area. For many, his comments come across as cold and callous, and several Labour candidates rightly condemned Hammond’s comments as “alarmist…unhelpful…and dehumanising.” Continue reading Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s Comments: Beyond Shameful