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Listen: Bristol Unpacked on being Black, conservative and proud with Tory Bristol mayoral candidate Samuel Williams

Some conservatives of colour are speaking up in rejection of what they see as the dominant ‘woke’ views in raging debate on the legacy and current effects of racial injustice

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*Please note that this interview was recorded shortly before Williams announced that he would now run for West of England Metro Mayor, instead of Bristol Mayor.

Samuel Williams, the mixed-heritage Tory hopeful for West of England’s Metro Mayor in May 2021 is one such voice. He chats with Neil about feeling patronised by the Left, being ostracised by others in the Black community, his views on the city and the Conservative Party’s successes and shortcomings in appealing to diverse communities.

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  • Excellent interview with Samuel Williams. Good to give a person the opportunity to express and explain themselves in this way.


  • Excellent interview. Very interesting.
    It’s struck me as a strange piece of mental gymnastics, the way Samuel Williams attributed the individualism associated with Thatcherism to the “left-wing” and then puts lack of success down to individual failure (rather than structural issues). Is he trying to have his (classical) liberal cake and eat it?
    I was concerned too that his take on Black history echoes Trump’s immortal line of, “I think there is blame on both sides,”


  • love that tune you open with, who made it ? Great interview, seems the black conservative movement is growing exponentially, esp in the states. Candace owens seems to have paved the way for a whole host of, mostly male young black conservatives. Now I dont agree with some of candace “s political positions, but she whip smart and a fearsome debater, because she doesnt involve her ‘feelings’, just facts. The left has become obsessed with conformity, either you think and speak like us or youre cancelled


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