Rakib Ehsan in Spiked, and signatory of DDU’s open letter, points to the anti-democratic, wholly ideological response of some of the CRED Report’s critics:
Then there is UK Black Lives Matter. UK BLM strives for the eventual abolition of the police in the UK – even though fewer than one in five black Brits would support reduced investment in their local police force. In the past, UK BLM has accused schools of ‘criminalising’ black pupils. This is an utterly absurd allegation – especially given that exclusion rates for white and black pupils in England are remarkably similar. But as with many of the signatories, racial ideology and identity politics come ahead of the facts…Whatever points of agreement or disagreement we may have with the Sewell report, however, we should be able to discuss its findings in a robust but civil manner, in the spirit of open debate.