Why I’m standing against David Lammy

Brexit Party candidate Abdul Turay on the myth that Brexit is a racist enterprise.

Abdul Turay

Topics Brexit Politics

Just days after Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, demanded that parliament ignore the referendum result.

This is not surprising. David Lammy is one of parliament’s most ardent Remainers. Since the Brexit vote, he has compared Brexiteers to Nazis and continually suggested that Brexit supporters were motivated by racism.

Lammy’s view is not unique. Many in the media and in the Remainer army also believe that Brexit was racist and xenophobic.

This is such an outrageous lie. It is staggering that so many people have bought it for so long. As the Brexit Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Tottenham, I intend to challenge this ugly narrative.

For all the talk about ‘racist’ Britain, the EU is simply not diverse. The EU is a protectionist club that prevents Britain from trading freely with the rest of the (non-white) world. It is also predominantly white. And European institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg are disproportionately white and male.

Brexit is not about immigration. Brexit is about sovereignty and democracy. But even if we do have to talk about EU immigration, that, too, is white. Many of the immigrants to Britain over the past 15 years have been white people from former Eastern Bloc countries. Britain’s Polish community is now over 800,000, according to the Office for National Statistics. And Polish is now the second most widely spoken language in the UK after English.

Settled refugees, meanwhile, cannot emigrate from one European country to another. This is due to the third-country status the EU designates them. This means Syrian refugees now settled in Germany cannot move to live in the UK.

That the Remainer army is oblivious to these facts is hardly surprising. Just look at the people who descend on London every so often to demand a so-called People’s Vote. They are almost all middle-class, Guardian-reading, home-counties types – people who have little real contact with migrant communities.

Many of us – black English men and women; working-class, Windrush families, like my own – support Brexit. We, too, want control of Britain’s borders. Part of this is about immigration, and concerns about the impact this has had on the economy and the housing market. But, most of all, we want our sovereignty back.

Britain is not like other European nations. It has historical and cultural ties with many other parts of the world. My roots, for instance, lie in the Commonwealth. But Britain turned its back on the Commonwealth when it joined the European Union. In doing so, Britain turned its back on families like my own.

Britain should leave the European Union and rebuild its ties with Commonwealth nations, as partnerships of equals. We would be free to trade with and invest in the Commonwealth.

While the British spent a century enslaving Africans, they also spent another century helping to liberate them. While other European nations were still enslaving Africans, the Royal Navy patrolled the Atlantic trying to stop them. They would capture any slave ships they could find, and liberate their passengers.

Indeed, my parent’s country of Sierra Leone was founded by black British people, liberated by white British sailors. That’s why the capital city is called Freetown.

There’s a reason every former colony has chosen to maintain its relationship with Britain through the Commonwealth. Because the ties are strong.

The EU, however, has done nothing for Africa, Asia or Latin America. I defy Lammy, or anyone else, to name even one way that an Asian or black person benefits from EU membership.

While David Lammy claims to stand for BAME people, all he really cares about is hobnobbing with his high-powered friends in Europe. In this election, I hope to offer the people of Tottenham an alternative.

Abdul Turay is the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Brexit Party in Tottenham.

Picture by: Abdul Turay

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28th November 2019 at 7:30 pm

What the hell do you and David Lammy and Sajid Javid and Kwasi Kwarteng and Chuka Ummuna and James Cleverly and Bim Afolami say to you white wives and, those that have them, mixed race children. As sure as night follows day, this race fixation will rebound when the money runs out to keep the Welfare State going. I realise your wives will probably not round on you as they knew what sort of men you are – although things can change. What about your mixed race children? They’re being set up to have a complex. You’re at varying levels of disgraceful attitudes. It’s so obvious you see yourselves as colonising the white liberal democracies. You know that your contries of racial origin are worse and you want to see ever more people from your countries of racial origin pouring into Britain (and the West). If you really think that the white people of the West, including those who are growing up now and see, and will see, their opportunities in life reduced and the socio-cultural fabric torn apart by multiculturalism, political correctness, civic nationalism and almighty amounts of sheer decadence.

Dan Seals

25th November 2019 at 7:47 am

Don’t trust this guy! While living in Estonia he spoke up against Brexit and called it a big mistake. He was a member of the Social Democrats, whose ideals he betrayed when he joined the Centre Party in exchange for a well-paying job. This guy is a living example of opportunism!!!

Fiona Clark

20th November 2019 at 1:41 pm

Ridiculous article. Shock, horror European Union cares about European people!! I don’t understand why it’s OK for you to be racist because you’re black? Imagine this article written by a white person about black people.

dcard dcardian

19th November 2019 at 2:08 am

Hum… This party failed. I wonder if it is an idea to go for the real right parties this time around… Britain First maybe?

Thomas Anderson

18th November 2019 at 3:33 am

This is absurd. Even if the EU only cared about European people, what would be wrong with that? Wouldn’t that be the point of a EUROPEAN union? Many of the commonwealth nations are third world countries- hardly equal trading partners for the UK. Plus, all of these new non-white immigrants who you’d bring in, in what way do they benefit Great Britain? Just look at crime statistics in places like Tottenham, would that happen in European-majority areas? The Iconoclast made a great video on this article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9OvuPDaStI

what the

17th November 2019 at 9:50 pm

You have to be joking.
The iconoclast put a nice video out on this.


Ffransis Morgan

17th November 2019 at 2:56 pm

From London Tottenham Hale area, this is another joke of a reason why that place is a complete shit hole and you can not use Brexit in your pathetic agendas.

London has fallen to cucks.

2011 said it all and you are the racist here.

Haarp Johnson

17th November 2019 at 1:36 pm

Tottenham is a microcosm for the rest of England. The indigenous peoples of England are not being represented.

Auslain Vauxenhaul

16th November 2019 at 7:36 pm

Dear Abdul,

Thank you for castrating the Brexit party. Before you came I rooted for them since they seemed to be the only party that actually mattered in the degenerate cesspool that is UK politics. And now, thanks to you, I am rooting for no one.


Daniel Brichta

16th November 2019 at 6:45 pm

So only when the bloody whites is put in their place will you and your have your Utopia huh? Just look at the shitholes you came from and tell me how you will contribute..

Brian Cox (Pseudo Scientist)

16th November 2019 at 5:37 pm

Just what Britain needs another Abdul talking out of a camels nether regions?
Go Brexit Party, yet another party, full to bursting with hypocrisy.

Leon Wooldridge

16th November 2019 at 4:39 pm

Is this real? So even the Brexit Party are jumping onto racism and actually BEING RACIST – Amazing. Hope he gets kicked out of the party – So damaging . If this is the way of the Brexit Party – I’ll not vote for them. Hope Ann Marie or Paul Golding can stand some candidates. Has the whole country gone mad?

Andrew Simpson

16th November 2019 at 4:03 pm

If challenging anti-white racism with anti-white racism isn’t a vote winner, I don’t know what is.

Aran Jackson

16th November 2019 at 2:00 pm

You are just as bad a Lammy. You do not have the best interests of the native population of Tottenham, England and Britain at all. Brexit was the indigenous people taking a stand against all those who wish to eradicate us as a people and a culture. Clearly you don’t understand that and if you do, then you oppose it. Britian does not want immigration period but especially not from outside Europe. Our brothers and sisters in Europe share a common ancestory and heritage and it is the way in which immigration has been coordinated that is the problem. How dare you speak if Britain’s history as if you know better. If you speak of windrush then you clearly were never a Brit in the first place. You do not represent me or my people and therefore, you are my enemy.

Mark Reeves

16th November 2019 at 12:39 pm

I voted for Brexit primarily on migration grounds sovereignty came a close second . The Uk has a monstrous population crisis , sponsored by Blair migration policy, which has exacerbated the ensuing crisis with housing, schools Nhs etc. To deny the plain facts and bury your head in the sand is stupid. I’m surprised and disappointed Spiked fell for this diatribe . I’m more disappointed The Brexit party supports this candidate. The woke can see through all of this pc nonsense …..

John moore

16th November 2019 at 12:25 pm

Sick and tired of all the anti-white racism we see every day in politics and MSM it’s sickening.

Shihan Otsolen

16th November 2019 at 12:22 pm

Why would we want African immigration over European? You don’t understand the point at all, how about no immigration.

Brian Cox (Pseudo Scientist)

16th November 2019 at 5:44 pm

Hear Hear!

Terry Thompson

16th November 2019 at 11:14 am

So basically your entire policy is anti white . This is just racism dressed in a black identity politics

Shawn Lamb

16th November 2019 at 9:51 am

What have black, and other non white people, done for white British people?

They are a burden on white people for their welfare use, crime, and anti white activism.

Race isn’t just skin colour. Africans don’t even have the same finger prints as other races. Look at blood tests which have two settings; African and all other races.

Somalia, for example, have an average IQ of just 67. Back home they have a failed state. Where they live in the west they are violent, criminal and welfare dependent.

We need to talk about repatriation. White people don’t have an Israel to run to. This is our home.

Alan B’stard M P

16th November 2019 at 9:45 am

Sam Martingell

16th November 2019 at 9:31 am

And there I was thinking that Spiked opposes cheap identity politics.

Alan B’stard M P

16th November 2019 at 9:30 am

Abdul, you idiot. The British never enslaved Africans

Philip Johnson

16th November 2019 at 9:26 am

Brexit was completely about Immigration.. The Native British are being replaced..Its fucking obvious… even conservative estimates say Native Brits will be a minority by 2070… More and more will awake to this.. But we are beyond change short of a huge war,both civil and global? WW1 and WW2 were designed to kill the flower of Europe to then replace them.. Particularly in UK,France and Germany… Comment back all you want?? This is the truth!!

will atheling

15th November 2019 at 6:54 pm

What an anti-white racist this ‘candidate’ is – no, we voted to leave the EU because of immigration. Totenham? A disastrous ethnic experiment that shows what Britain should not become…shame on Farage for allowing this PC idiot to represent the Brexit Party…

Alan B’stard M P

16th November 2019 at 9:32 am

Farage sacked UKIP people for a lot less than this

Elvis Lintalu

11th November 2019 at 11:44 pm

The thing what mr Turay sayd here is interesting because he was in sots democratic party in Estonia between 2015-2019 and made huge damage to the party in estonia called EKRE which has same wievs as Brexit party has…writing many lies in our social media and whatta surprise im getting now …he’s in Brexit party.Is it transformation real or he plays two faced game and motive is to be there where is opportunity to have power?!Personnally i would not trust thatkind of person in my party.Better to Brexit party to do research and background check about this man.

colin witts

11th November 2019 at 11:33 am

Well done Abdul, Good luck, hope you win.

Hugh Bryant

8th November 2019 at 7:03 pm

Where were you when the European Union was fighting the n@z1s in the Second World War?

Brian Cox (Pseudo Scientist)

16th November 2019 at 5:42 pm

The European Union never fought a war with the Germans(Nazis as you call them), Britain, America, the Commonwealth and Russia did.

Christopher Tyson

7th November 2019 at 11:40 pm

I’ve said before that we should be sceptical of anything with the prefix ‘black’. Black politics, black history, black people. If we want to talk about these ‘black’ things we should do so with nuance and seriousness, and a respect for the depth and variety of what we are talking about. The ‘black ideology’ as I call it, is promoted by the black political establishment who are, to use my own phrase ‘literally and metaphorically in bed with white people’. They preach a form of separatism but they don’t live it, they use ‘black people’ as an abstraction, a stage army, these are the black people that they are too self important to engage with. Black people are a minority in the UK, live, and educated in the UK, importantly seek employment in the UK, they must come to some accommodation with the UK, they must learn to live with and amongst white people, if they want to earn a living this is imperative. For the black academics, journalist and politicians who already have employment and a social position, the message of integration is bad for business, they do a dis-service to the black people, particularly the young black people they pretend to speak for. Back in 1968 middle class students from the Caribbean arrived on UK campuses, they were flattered to be regarded as inherently radical and exotic by their white left wing contemporaries, they set the tone and to this day for white leftists and liberals, a black skin is a mark of rebellion and revolt. We need to liberate black people from the dead hand of the left. Black people ended up in the Labour Party in the sixties because back then the Tories were mean to black people and the Left, for good motives and of course for there own purposes offered some love, so socially and politically conservative black people embraced the Labour Party, and they are still there, some of the same people, and their descendants.

Geoff Cox

8th November 2019 at 7:13 am

Blimey, Christopher – good comment. I’ve not seen this point made in this way before. I love the “stage army” bit. If you could support this with some examples, I’d like to read an expanded version of this. Geoff

Shihan Otsolen

16th November 2019 at 12:20 pm

Interesting but absolute drivel. How are ‘black people’ a minority? In Tottenham they are almost certainly a majority at this point.

Linda Payne

7th November 2019 at 7:13 pm

Gis a job

jessica christon

7th November 2019 at 6:43 pm

Good luck with it Abdul, I hope you beat him. I’m your neighbour in Edmonton but I’ll be voting TBP if they give us a candidate.

George Orwell

7th November 2019 at 5:59 pm

Abdul sounds like a first class British bloke. Pity he isn’t standing for the Tories. Maybe next time.

Jim Lawrie

7th November 2019 at 8:38 pm

Elsewhere he claims to be Estonian, says he wants to be Estonian and complains that Estonia does not give passports to people like him who want to claim and hold 2 nationalities and passports. When in Estonia he complains about other things.
Is he British in the sense of living and paying taxes here? Or just when he can trough it here?

Alex Ander

7th November 2019 at 5:07 pm

Good luck @Abdul Turay.
Lammy has lost the plot and it would be good to bin him off…..

Jim Lawrie

7th November 2019 at 3:33 pm

“Britain turned its back on the Commonwealth when it joined the European Union. In doing so, Britain turned its back on families like my own.” How can that be when you claim your family have been British for hundreds of years and lived and worked here for four generations?

You are a carpetbagger.

Brian Cox (Pseudo Scientist)

16th November 2019 at 5:49 pm

I think ‘carpetbagger’ is being a tad gracious, I think it would be better to refer to him for what he is…… another Anti-White RACIST!

Jim Lawrie

7th November 2019 at 2:53 pm

Mr Turay how is your fight for Estonian citizenship coming along?
When did you return to the UK from Estonia?
Where have you lived and paid taxes these last 5 years?
Do you think a politician like yourself has the right to hold office in 2 different countries?

When you lived in Estonia did you claim UK benefits?

Simon Giora

7th November 2019 at 2:36 pm

Agree with most of what you say, good luck against David Lammy.

Small historical point: “While the British spent a century enslaving Africans, they also spent another century helping to liberate them. ” It was Africans who enslaved Africans, they then sold the slaves to Europeans, British included.

Ven Oods

7th November 2019 at 12:04 pm

“This is not surprising. David Lammy is one of parliament’s most ardent Remainers.”
You could equally well have claimed:
David Lammy is one of parliament’s most consistent Idiots.

Ven Oods

7th November 2019 at 12:11 pm

Forgot to add: Best of luck in the upcoming free-for-all, Abdul.

Puddy Cat

7th November 2019 at 10:02 am

Terminology, dont you love it. I’d like to know to what actually constitutes racist language, how far you can stretch the boundaries until discourse is all but impossible and every uttered or written thing has to be interrogated by authority. The most gormless aspect of race is its promotion. We cannot let sleeping dogs lie and because the vocally incontinent of questionable sanity may say something rude, that’s what it is rude, uncouth, illiterate. But instead we have to be subjected to ever stricter rules to allow a small percentage of our population to what, thrive? Soon the coloured part of our society will be so infantilised as to be unable to conduct normal social functions. The idea of competing will be out the window. Even now there is a rash of coloured representation in advertisements, it’s all so contrived and the more your attention is drawn to the less functional and more contrived society becomes. Exception needs and arbiter that is a political function and that’s where dragons be. We do not know what constitutes bullying, what its parameters are. Normal conversation is impossible, it becomes a contrivance. The complaints against sexist practices are legion what are the parameters to sexism? The answer is that there are no limitations and they take on the intolerance of the individual. Living in a currently dysfunctional society how do we become the guardians of the world’s morals?

Linda Payne

7th November 2019 at 3:47 pm

I say what I want in my own country; I’m past caring of offense takers and self styled victims, I don’t even care if I get arrested

Michael Lynch

7th November 2019 at 9:53 am

At last, someone with common sense and sees identity politics for what it is; a poisonous ideology that only divides people. Go for it, my friend. Hope you win.

Sam Martingell

16th November 2019 at 9:41 am

Read again. He’s pandering to identity politics as much as anyone. His argument is that black people should back Brexit because Europe is too white. He himself is only in the position he is in because he is black.

Brian Cox (Pseudo Scientist)

16th November 2019 at 5:52 pm

Exactly right point for point. 👍

Auslain Vauxenhaul

16th November 2019 at 7:45 pm

*Tips Fedora

Jerry Owen

7th November 2019 at 9:05 am

If I lived in Tottenham you’d get my vote !
You may find it a hard task as the people of Tottenham seem to be happy enough with a low quality representative like ‘Mastermind Lammy’ that thinks Henry VII succeeded Henry VIII to the throne!

A Game

7th November 2019 at 8:51 am

Yes, the ideas that Remainers cling to, the well of ignorance. Always this top layer of rhetoric, but the moment it goes deeper, they have no idea what they are really supporting.
It must be deeply frustrating having establishment types like Lammy speaking on behalf of your minority. Just a gamer, just looking after himself, his own career… horrible betrayal to people.
That is the thing. I don’t think existing minorities fare at all well with an unceasingly high migrant programme. How could they? They are now competing for resources, every year, with more, “needier” people.

Go the Brexit Party. Time to break up the status quo.

Mike Stallard

7th November 2019 at 8:39 am

Abdul – how de body? Ah bin day Koiduside for teach bushboys English! E fine!

Jerry Owen

7th November 2019 at 8:59 am


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Ven Oods

7th November 2019 at 12:06 pm

Shouldn’t you be spelling your surname ‘Dullard’?

Stephen J

7th November 2019 at 8:08 am

Good piece, and good luck up there in Tottenham, I don’t fancy your chances, even though I am a paid up supporter of the Brexit Party.

There was a funny line near the end when you wrote: “I defy Lammy, or anyone else, to name even one way that an Asian or black person benefits from EU membership.”

Well I might suggest that Commonwealth citizens were given and took the opportunity to defend the EU’s interests during the WW2, as he said on the BBC a couple of years back, something which they didn’t even realise they were doing when they thought they were defending the British way of life.

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