Top 15 Trevor Phillips Quotes

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“It’s perfectly fair that you can’t be a Roman Catholic priest unless you’re a man. It seems right that the reach of anti-discriminatory law should stop at the door of the church or mosque.”

― Trevor Phillips

“Across the board, people are looking at the problem, but simply not changing anywhere near fast enough.”

― Trevor Phillips

“I ask questions, and a large part of my life has been spent asking questions of Ken Livingstone.”

― Trevor Phillips

“I don’t want to have people brought in simply because they are black or Asian.”

― Trevor Phillips

“There’s no secret about my ambition, I do not want to go into the House of Commons. My only real political interest is in London and if one day I’m in a position to run for mayor, then terrific.”

― Trevor Phillips

“We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary.”

― Trevor Phillips

“Once you start to provide public services that have to be run under public rules, for example child protection, then it has to go with public law. Institutions have to make a decision whether they want to do that or they don’t want to do that.”

― Trevor Phillips

“To me there’s nothing different in principle with a Catholic adoption agency, or indeed Methodist adoption agency, saying the rules in our community are different and therefore the law shouldn’t apply to us. Why not then say sharia can be applied to different parts of the country? It doesn’t work.”

― Trevor Phillips

“I think there’s an awful lot of noise about the Church being persecuted but there is a more real issue that the conventional churches face – that the people who are really driving their revival and success believe in an old-time religion which, in my view, is incompatible with a modern, multi-ethnic, multicultural society.”

― Trevor Phillips

“The most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim, but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian.”

― Trevor Phillips

“There’s no question that there is more anti-religion noise in Britain.”

― Trevor Phillips

“You can’t say ‘because we decide we’re different then we need a different set of laws.’”

― Trevor Phillips

“Human rights are not worthy of the name if they do not protect the people we don’t like as well as those we do.”

― Trevor Phillips

“Prison service vans that travel 90 miles to take a prisoner 90 yards; paedophiles free to leer at children in the very parks where they have committed horrific crimes.”

― Trevor Phillips

“My brother and I have too good a relationship to spoil it by working together.”

― Trevor Phillips
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