Hannity Guest Makes Bizarre Claim That White Conservatives Are Only Group with 'No Protection'

From the May 2 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:

KATIE HOPKINS: I know in the country in which I live if I was to put up the name of let’s say a black politician, someone from the BAME community or indeed a Labour MP who is a female. I know within the day I would be picked up by the police. Partly because of my reputation as a conservative, and partly because it would be seen as inciting racial hatred. And the curious thing is, always, is that the conservatives and particularly white conservatives are the only kind of grouping that have no protection whatsoever either in the marketplace or politically. And that’s a very curious thing. I guess as we become minorities in our own country eventually we will get protected minority status as white conservatives and maybe then we can fight back.

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