Remember when David Lammy recently slammed TV presenter Stacey Dooley for helping kids in Uganda? I wondered at the time what would happen if all us ‘white saviours’ as he called us stopped supporting the charity.
And sadly, it looks like that happened. This year, Comic Relief suffered a drop in donations of £8 million, and a drop in viewers of 600,000. That is significant, and I don’t doubt for a moment that David Lammy had a part to play in that.
Lammy has a lot to answer for. Not just for this, but for the division he’s causing in our society. People like him and Diane Abbott are stoking tensions and pitting black people against white people. It’s despicable.