Africanisation of European politics

Lord Boateng, Official Portrait (©Chris McAndrew)

Veronica Wilson examines the emergence of people of African origin on the European political scene. In 1987, Paul Boateng from Ghana became the first black British MP. In France, the minister of social affairs and integration is from Togo, the first black politician in the cabinet. There are also black MPs. How do they see this Africanisation of European politics and what do black politicians have to contribute to white political culture?

Producer: Veronica Wilson

Broadcast: November 1992