In the wake of the Charlottesville riots, conservatives and the left are in the midst of a “diverse crisis” that threatens the nation’s future, the editor of a leading U.K. newspaper has said.
“We are in an era of unprecedented change and there is a new political consensus that is demanding the inclusion of diversity,” Michael Dobson, the deputy editor of The Times of London, told a news conference on Friday.
Dobson, who took over as editor of the Times of Britain on June 30, is a former chairman of the Conservative Party and a former editor of Channel 4’s Newsnight. “
In the coming months, as this crisis escalates, I am sure that the wider public will be faced with a crisis in its understanding of what ‘diverse’ means.”
Dobson, who took over as editor of the Times of Britain on June 30, is a former chairman of the Conservative Party and a former editor of Channel 4’s Newsnight.
The Times said Dobson’s remarks were taken out of context.
Dobbson said the “disorder” in Britain is “growing at a pace which will never be comparable to what we experienced in America, and there are those who will argue that we must accept the fact that the British have done worse than America.”
“I think we should say to ourselves that we are not doing better than America.
I think we are doing worse than the Americans, and I think that is not true,” he added.
Dobsson said his “difference” with the British media has nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but rather that “in the 21st century, it is the British people who are the only ones who are going to be truly relevant.”
“We live in a different society, and we are very much in the 21th century,” Dobson said.
“The British people, as a whole, are still very much a part of the European Union, which is not a country, and therefore they have to be treated very, very well.”
Dobson said he did not see how he could “overlook the fact” that the United Kingdom is a “unique and special place.”
“It is no longer a country in which all people are treated equally, or that all people have equal opportunities,” he said.
“There is a difference between the United States and the United Britain.
There is no doubt about that.”
Dobosons comments come days after The Times editorial board warned that a “new wave of nationalism” was threatening Britain and its national identity.
The board said the government’s Brexit referendum and the ongoing crisis in the U.S. election were causing the nation to question the future of its membership in the European Economic Community.