The Labour candidate for the Ealing Central and Acton constituency has got himself into trouble according to the Daily Mail today, see here.
In Andrew Pierce’s Gaffe of the Day spot they have:
Wannabe Labour MP Bassam Mahfouz, who tried to ingratiate himself at a dinner for the UK’s Lebanese community by urging them to vote for him so he could become ‘the first Arab MP’.
Hushed silence followed before a high-profile Lebanese politician stood up and said: ‘We are not Arabs. We are Lebanese.’
Anyone who knows Bassam knows he is a regular Londoner. We all come from somewhere. Maybe he should concentrate on where he is going rather than where he came from.