'She's not some racist bigot!' Suella Braverman defended by Emily Carver in row over 'multiculturalism'

'She's not some racist bigot!' Suella Braverman defended by Emily Carver in row over 'multiculturalism'

Emily Carver defends Home Secretary Suella Braverman following her speech in Washington DC

GB News
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 27/09/2023

- 13:04

Updated: 27/09/2023

- 14:44

GB News presenter Emily Carver has come to the defence of Suella Braverman, during a debate on the UN Refugee Convention and the impact of 'multiculturalism' on Britain.

Speaking on Britain's Newsroom, Carver was joined by journalist Emma Woolf and former Labour MP Stephen Pound, as they reflected on the Home Secretary's keynote speech in Washington DC, calling for an update to the convention.

Woolf said: "Even if we put that aside, multiculturalism, and whether or not we want people to become completely 100% British, what about the sheer numbers? What about the fact that the country, the NHS for example, is on its knees as we keep hearing? What about that?

"How are we meant to to cope? Schools, thousands of schools on their knees? How are we meant to cope with thousands and thousands and thousands of new arrivals every year?"

Pound replied: "Every time anybody says that I always think of Enoch Powell begging people to come from the West Indies to staff our hospitals. He was begging people to come here and work in the in the 1960s!"

Carver then weighed in on the debate, saying: "I think it's very difficult because I think Suella Braverman, if we take her by her word, I think it's very clear that that she is deeply worried about social cohesion. And a lot of journalists who live in London, they experience all the fantastic things about living in a society where there are different cultures, and to some extent it can be a melting pot.

"But we do know that in in some northern towns, in some areas of London and across our cities, and you have people living side by side and separately. You can even have one school that's entirely white. And then on the next road there's a school that's entirely ethnic minority. And that is not good I don't think for society. And I think it's good that Suella Braverman mentions this. And I don't think it makes her some racist bigot."

Watch the debate in full above.

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