asthmatic camel wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:43 am
And, speaking of racism, the Conservatives have repeatedly promised to reduce net immigration to 100,000, a target which they have come nowhere near achieving. Linky
. Concern over immigration was mostly why the leavers won the Brexit referendum.
Make no mistake. That Mad Jeremy is a racist, and he bears culpability for the racism in his party does not make the Tories or any other party as pure as the snow driven to the Thames Embankment. Just as that he is Mad Racist Jeremy did not make The Gray Lady competent or Boris the Bullet Dodger not a clown.
Racism behind Brexit is an issue as it is in all countries that want control on their cultures--whatever that means. I can understand playing the "MY Ancestors learned English!!" and that as part of the natural fear of "new" or "different." I can understand not wishing to import cultures that still treat women as chattel slaves or soccer as a sport. Uncontrolled immigration has other problems.
Separating legitimate concerns from racism can be difficult.
Unless it is bloody obvious as in the case Whatever the Fuck the BNP Cunt
s call themselves.
It is an old issue. We can quote Eric Clapton on the matter. In fact, let me see if one of my favorite Terry Gilliam bits in on t3h y00t00bz:
Crap! The Story of the Prince with the Black Spot. Anyways. . . .
Same in the USA!USA!USA! though I like to joke that what is "white" now was not
white then: Italians, Irish, Jews, Gits from Swansea, et cetera
Though I would suggest that Brexit is "more than that" which is part of the problem. The EU's basic plan for migration was the hope that most would not bother to learn German or Dutch or Whatever the Fuck they Speak in Belgium and move on to the Merry Ol' American Colonies [Stop that.--Ed.]. Separating how much is "Oh look! Black as the Ace of Spades!" and how much is upset with the idea of ""England! This precious stone ... set in the silver sea!"
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having to agree to economic and legal
rules from a bunch of Prefers Suppositories to Proper Pills Frenchies would upset anyone.
But. . . . how much is the support for Brexit over those legitimate issues and not
"Bloody Darkies!"? I would like to hope that 51ish percenty of the United Kingdom [Cue
"Last Night of the Proms": all stand for "God Save the Queen"
--Ed.] is not
Gordon Brown? The "No more bust and boom, Iron Chancellor"? A dreadful chancellor and an even worse PM.
What? I thought he saved the world!
Though I disagreed with Brown I sort of felt sorry for him. He was the Al Gore to Blair's Clinton. Was suppose
to be PM--it was His Turn
!--but he was, well, "Brown."