Chris Bryant, Gay Labour MP says that he is less physically safe on Britain’s streets now than 30 years ago. He claims the ‘Tory culture Wars’ have made minorities more vulnerable.

  • Chris Bryant, who is now 59 years old, says he feels less physically safe than a gay man in 2021 
  • Rhondda MP claims that divisions created by Tory Party are to blame 
  • He likened Downing Street’s methods to the ones seen in Donald Trump’s America. 

Labour MP says that the Tory Party’s cultural wars have caused him to feel less safe than he did 30 years ago. 

Chris Bryant (MP for Rhondda from 2001) claimed that minority groups were targeted. He also compared Downing Street’s tactics with those of former Republican President Donald Trump.

Speaking on Nick Robinson’s Political Thinking podcast, the chair of the Commons standards committee warned that ‘gays, Jews and the blacks’ were suffering as a result of a ‘populist’ government getting into power. 

He stated that he was concerned about culture wars. These are ideologic arguments over social issues with people who work on Downing Street. 

Mr Bryant added: ‘There’s a world where people think it’s politically advantageous to stir that pot and that makes me genuinely fearful.

Although I don’t think the prime minister is homophobic, I find myself less physically secure as a gay man today than I did thirty years ago.  

Chris Bryant, the MP for Rhondda since 2001, claimed minority groups have been targeted and compared Downing Street's tactics to those seen in America under former Republican President Donald Trump

Chris Bryant is the Rhondda MP since 2001. He claimed minorities have been targeted, and likened Downing Street’s tactics in America to that of former Republican President Donald Trump 

Bryant was asked for examples by BBC during his BBC interview.

The Labour MP responded by pointing to No 10, the position of No 10 on transgender persons, and claiming ministers weren’t ready to place an absolute ban on this practice.

He acknowledged that he didn’t get up in the morning anxious, but he did admit to it.[he is]not going to gay-bashed but shared concern that homophobia is a strong part of the modern British experience and other crimes against LGBT people.

Mr Bryant said he did not think Boris Johnson (above) was homophobic, but admitted he feels 'less physically safe as a gay man' compared to 30 years ago

Bryant stated that he didn’t think Boris Johnson was homophobic. However, Bryant admitted that he felt ‘less physically secure as a homosexual man’ than he did 30 years ago.

Bryant stated, “They have learned this trick from Trump in America and in the end culture wars will always pick upon those who are slightly different, and that includes the gays, Jews, and blacks. That’s always the list that pops up whenever a populist government is in power.” 

A spokesperson from No. 10 responded to the comments by saying that “The prime minister is proud” of his record in LGBT issues. We continue making progress on areas like banning conversion therapy, and expanding same-sex marriage across all of the UK.

“He also stated that homophobic abuse is not permitted.”

After the passing of Sir David Amess MP in May, Bryant (59) said that he faced threats each year since he became a Parliamentarian.

“Over the years, I’ve received a lot death threats,” he said. These threats occur four to five times per year. One person has been taken into custody, the other cautioned and even sent to prison for their actions.

“The year prior it was anti-vaxxers. The year before that we had Brexit campaigners plastering ‘traitors’ all over our office.

“There are many people that put their lives in danger for the public everyday, but you can’t find many places where two deaths have occurred in five years.”

Munira Mirza (head of No 10 Policy Unit) and Dougie Smith, the Prime Minister’s closest aides, are often credited for pushing down much of the anti-woke rhetoric that came out of Downing Street.

Mirza was the organiser behind the government’s official response to racial justice movements this year and last June she was asked to set up the new race inequality commission.  

Ms Mirza stated in 2017 that anti-racism advocates have a “culture of grievance” and that making Britain more fair was not the best thing for Britain. She also said appeasing them would harm the people she aspires to help.