I’m no racist - MP

Campbell faces storm of protest after Songs of Praise comments

I’m no racist - MP

MP Gregory Campbell found himself at the centre of a race row prompted by remarks on BBC TV programme Songs of Praise.

Peter Winter


Peter Winter



MP Gregory Campbell has accused his critics of “twisting his words” after he complained that singers, judges and a presenter on the Songs of Praise Gospel Singer of the Year edition were all black.

Mr Campbell's Facebook remarks, posted after the the competition's semi final last Sunday, prompted a wave of anger this week.

He said the programme showed the the BBC “at its BLM worst” - a reference to the Black Lives Matters movement.

Rival politicians and minority advocate groups called on him to apologise while Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald lodged a complaint with the House of Commons Standards Commission.

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