Monday, 30 August 2010

In my country we.......

Bank Holiday Monday found me enjoying the sun in Brighton. I was the only one. Everyone else it seemed was there to cheer on the English National Alliance/English Defence League, or to boo them, or to make sure that the booing and cheering did not turn physical.

A young Chinese lady approached me and asked me what was happening. I told her it was a demonstration march. She wanted to know who was demonstrating and why.

I explained that the E.N.A. thought that their English culture was being destroyed and that they thought that immigrants were getting treated preferentially when it came to housing and benefits. I explained that whether this was actually true or not was immaterial. The important thing was that people believed it.

Then I remembered that any discussion on the subject of immigration results in cries of 'Racist'. The legacy of 13 years of Nulabor.

In the back of my mind I was thinking that any such demo in China would result in an immediate application of baton and summary arrest on the marchers, counter marchers or both.

I was waiting for her to say, 'In my country we.....'. But she didn't, she was too polite.