A LABOUR shadow minister sparked uproar by telling “black” Tories they had “sold their soul” to be in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet.
Clive Lewis — whose father is from Grenada — said they had also ditched their “self-respect” to serve a “racist” PM.
Stunned Tories demanded he apologise, saying the comments were “outrageous”.
Mr Johnson made Sajid Javid the country’s first Chancellor of Asian descent in his mammoth reshuffle.
A total of six Cabinet Ministers come from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, including Tory party chairman James Cleverly.
Commenting on Twitter, Mr Lewis congratulated Mr Cleverly.
But he said: “I’m just sorry you and the other black members of that Cabinet had to sell your souls and your self-respect to get there.
‘RACISM IN THE LABOUR PARTY’
“You serve under a racist PM and sit next to a Minister for Equalities (Amber Rudd) previously fired for the Windrush scandal.”
Tory Nadhim Zahawi, appointed as a Business Minister, said the comments “actually show the racism in the Labour party”.
He said: “It’s incredible he has said that. It’s outrageous. I want him to withdraw it and apologise.”
Labour — currently being investigated over allegations of anti-Semitism — declined to comment.
Shadow Treasury Minister Mr Lewis was once touted as a successor to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The Sun says
IT began with Jews. Now Labour’s race hatred extends to black and ethnic minority people who vote the “wrong” way.
Look how they are targeting BAME Cabinet members. Clive Lewis MP, an acolyte of anti-Semite Corbyn, tells black Tory chairman James Cleverly he “sold his soul” to serve “a racist PM”.
A Corbynite “journalist” says politicians like Sajid Javid and Priti Patel are “no longer a person of colour. They are a turncoat of colour”.
Labour has no time for BAME people it cannot deploy as victims of Tory “oppression”. If they reject that victimhood, vote Conservative or, worse, have the talent to reach the top of a Tory Government, they are not “properly” BAME.
Such is the poison of “identity politics” spread by Corbyn and his cult of hate-filled halfwits.
He apologised in 2017 after video footage emerged of him on stage at a Momentum event telling a man in an attempt at humour: “Get on your knees, b***h.”
Last year he was accused of “mocking suicide” by appearing to simulate shooting himself during a debate in the House of Commons.
His comments came as far-left blogger and the Corbynista editor of The Canary Kerry-Anne Mendoza said anyone “from a minority group who chooses to serve in a far-right government is no longer a person of colour — they’re a turncoat of colour”.