Is this the worst defence of Labour's racial profiling so far?

Politicians who engage in race baiting do not invent racial hatred; they play on existing enmity to inflame it and rally the majority against a common enemy. This does not seem an especially difficult point to grasp.  All of which makes the statement below the most head-scratching contribution to date to the debate around Labour's racial profiling of Chinese home buyers. 


According to this theory (I surmise), since hatred against Chinese pre-dated Labour's stunt, it's fair game to exploit it.  

What strange logic.