We are being told it is wonderful that people of colour can reach the higher echelons of power. These are the best role models for future generations.

Sajid Javid is the new Chancellor and Priti Patel is the new Home Secretary. We should be proud that these politicians have become role models for future generations.

But why do we then feel the need to call them out? And when we do, why are we being told that despite us not agreeing with their politics, we should be proud of the fact that two of the major positions in government are filled with a Muslim and a Hindu?

This is down to one simple reason. What we dislike more than anything else is when the colour and religion of a person is used to mask the problems of racism and prejudice at the very higher levels of any organisation.

I will never use the term ‘Uncle Tom’ because that does not even explain how many people are actually feeling.

The term ‘Uncle Tom’ is one I dislike profoundly as it simplifies an issue that is at the very heart of diversity in this country. The term blames the individual for having got where they are when it isn’t their fault at all.

I am taken in Sajid Javid’s journey and I fully respect how Priti Patel is an accomplished public servant and  the sacrifices her family went through. What frustrates me is that we are now being told to be proud of those who are now still more about the establishment than me.

I don’t think anyone should have to conform to a certain ideal to be a standard bearer for ethnic minorities in this country. You can disagree with any point of view and you are welcome to state the most controversial things imaginable.

What I don’t want to hear is that somehow the government is diverse because it has two politicians who ‘made it’ to the very top. One only has to look at past experiences and find some who are classed as ‘our own’ are more likely to offend us than any white man or woman ever did.

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Newly installed Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid leaves 10 Downing Street, London, after a cabinet meeting. (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

And this goes for people from the Labour Party and media personalities across the political spectrum. We have seen this first hand over the past few decades.

None of this is really any different from any Middle Eastern and south Asian country. The higher echelons of power are filled with people who either were in the right place at the right time, have the right connections or said the right things.

I have less respect for those nations.

I won’t apologise in saying that we have been hoodwinked. What this week has shown us is that if you are willing to conform to the very ideals that seek to promote a particular narrative, you will go far.

If you decide for whatever reason not to do so, then it is more than likely you will be found wanting and slowly find yourself being ostracised. This, I am afraid is modern Britain with all its trappings. This is how we feel. This is what we want to say without being told that you will win no friends by this statement. I will find many people disagreeing with my sentiment and tell me that I am simply trying to tarnish the accomplishments of two people who have reached the very top.

I am not. I respect that both Sajid Javid and Priti Patel have made it to this level. But let us not kid ourselves. This is diversity dressed up and sold to us with a false promise of hope.

Will this make the Conservative Party or any other party more agreeable to us? Will this in some way make us feel as if we have ‘made it.’?

Like I said, what we despise more than anything else is when the colour and religion of an individual is used as an excuse to tell the rest of the world how Britain is a place where anyone and everyone can achieve anything.

It isn’t. We are a long way off from that yet.