No matter how hard David Cameron tries to appear all cuddly and progressive, his party salwarts can't seem to help letting the racism slip out.
Embarrassed MP Bob Spink says it is "silly" to accuse him of racism. But, er, Mr Spink, you said that more criminals are black. And, er, that's racist.
He then pursues the "argument" that you have to say racist stuff like this or else the far right will say it and become more popular. I've heard of fighting fire with fire, but not of fighting racism with racism.