Corbyn, to May: Climate change. Why are you doing so poorly on climate change?
May, in reply: We are doing very well on climate change. And before you start lecturing us, what about racism in your party. (flourishes a newspaper) Labour is choke full of antisemites. Apologize!
Corbyn, in reply: We were the party that introduced anti-racism laws into legislation! And meanwhile, 60% of the Tory party think that islam is a threat to Western civilization. It’s you who are racists!
It is all so embarrassingly stupid! Modern society’s obsession with the words such as racism, islamophobia, antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia, etc. with immediate moral outrage that they intend to produce, has degraded the intellectual level of public discourse.
The reason for talking about islam and courting muslims (in the 21st century, gah!), like the reason for seeking support of orthodox christians in Russia, is of course because they have become a significant political force. As someone from the audience says to Boris during the latest hustings: "[muslims] could be crucial for our next general elections, as muslim vote bank can swing over 72 parliamentary constituencies":