The dilemma of a bicultural man is echoed in conversations with their conservative colleague. Woke-ism, border bills & bloody rapscallions. A failed asylum system has been rectified to improve the crime rate. This is not a discussion about racism, this is a conversation about human trafficking, crime gangs and dinghies arriving illegally on our shores. This is about regaining control of the British Border. In fact, if you really think about it, this is a rescue operation. We are saving people from drowning on dangerous journeys. Obviously. If you’re truly generational British, then surely, surely this is about nationalism…. and Chicken Tikka Masala.
As they power through the discussion, their dilemma grows stronger. In a tussle between familial roots and parliamentary convictions, the crisis is real; how much of themselves will let die to accommodate years of pent up emotion?
CTC presents, 'Tory in a Sari' by Saniya Saraf. This December. In the Durham Castle.