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David Cameron Has Revealed His Hopes For A British-Asian Prime Minister


The PM made the statement after Culture Secretary Sajid Javid was awarded the honour of most influential Asian in the UK. Mr. Cameron was “incredibly proud” that the first Asian Cabinet Minister was honoured the GG2 Leadership Awards celebrating Asian achievements.

Javid was promoted to Culture, Media and Sport Secretary in April after quickly climbing the ranks of the party. He was among 101 Asians nominated, beating competitors such as Malala Yousafzai, fellow MPs and One Direction member Zayn Malik.

In a speech to guests at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in central London the Prime Minister said, “I am incredibly proud that number one on your power list is Saijd Javid, the brilliant Asian man that I asked to join the Cabinet.”

“And I know we have more to do to encourage true opportunity and diversity in our country but doesn’t it say something about our country that in two generations you go from coming to our country with so little to sitting round a Cabinet table – that’s the sort of country we’re building in the United Kingdom.”

“In Britain today there are still too few people from ethnic minorities in top positions, as has just been said the absence is glaring in the boardrooms of FTSE 250, in the chambers of the Houses of Parliament, on football managers’ benches, on high court judges’ benches and in our fighter jets, our naval ships and our armed battalions around the world.”

Mr. Cameron insisted this lack of diversity had to change, he then added,

“When I hear those terms Your Honour, Brigadier General, Right Honourable, more often I want to hear it followed by a British-Asian name.”

“And yes, one day I want to hear that title Prime Minister, followed by a British-Asian name – just not immediately if that’s OK by you.”

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