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Britain's virulent racism. If Rory Stewart wants to convince us he's not onside with the racists, he should talk about this problem. Well Rory? Are you a fake? Or can you do as Corbyn does and stand up to white British racism? Did your 'military' career only teach you cowardice or can you be a public servant who protects us?   Share:  
Thrust of argument: In an article called "The Dark Side of Brexit: Britain's Ethnic Minorities Are Facing More and More Violence", Patrick Cockburn tells us: << Pictures of Daniel Ezzedine show him to be a fresh-faced 17-year-old with a warm cheerful smile. His parents are Lebanese but he was brought up in Germany where he had just left school. His teachers brought him to celebrate his graduation on a trip to Canterbury, where he was assaulted and beaten half to death by a gang of youths in what local people are convinced was a racist attack.

It took place at 6pm on 6 June in Rose Lane in the centre of the city about 250 yards from Canterbury Cathedral. Daniel received a merciless beating from his numerous attackers, which left him close to death. Rushed to hospital in London by helicopter, he is still in a coma and doctors initially gave him only a 30 per cent chance of surviving. Seven people were arrested - six of them teenagers - but none have been charged. >>

Cockburn warns: << The fate of Daniel Ezzedine is evidence that Britain is becoming a more racist country since the Brexit referendum. Pro-Brexit politicians like Michael Gove deny this, but a poll by Opinium found that overt ethnic abuse and discrimination reported by ethnic minorities has risen from 64 per cent at the beginning of 2016 to 76 per cent today. >>
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Indeed alarmingly Cockburn informs us: << But this understates the change for the worse that we are seeing. The Brexit vote promoted English national identity and questions about who is and who is not English - increasingly distinguished from being British - to the top of the political agenda, and this is not going away. One can see this in Canterbury, normally a liberally-minded and tolerant little city accustomed to large numbers of foreign visitors and students.

But since 2016 expressions of gut racism have become much more common. Soon after the poll, an Argentinian woman asked for directions from a guard at Canterbury Cathedral and was told: "That way to Dover, love." More recently, a homeless person in the high street told a friend of mine: "Soon the immigrants will go and I will be able to get a job." >>

 

 

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Removal of resistance: It goes on. 'White' Britain (that includes you Rory Stewart) needs to pay attention:

<< Shavanah Taj, a national officer for the Public and Commercial Services Union, whose father came from Pakistan to work in a steel plant in south Wales in 1958-59, said that racist harassment had risen in the past three or four years, though it had also been bad in the past: "In the 1980s, we used to regularly have dog shit in Tesco bags pushed through our letter box and 'Pakis Out' in big letters written on the side wall of our house." That sort of thing had ebbed but is now back and more virulent than before.

As an Asian woman with two small children, she finds her way often deliberately blocked by white men in the street. She and her Nigerian husband have asked themselves for the first time "if we will get to the point when we will no longer think of this country as our home". >>
Unification: Let us all hope that Daniel Ezzedine comes through. And let us hope that some of these 'powerful' 'white' men like Rory Stewart learn how to be public servants, learn what a social contract is and learn to have dignity and humility. No more Roderick Spodes!!! Enough with your mad jingoism you dinosaurs. Rory Stewart for one so young to tout such dinosaurism, calling upon Churchill-Spode for votes - is just a very bad sign. Britain's future is bleak if it cannot break out of its centuries-old colonialist white racism! Come on Rory. You can do better.
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Britain's virulent racism. If Rory Stewart wants to convince us he's not onside with the racists, he should talk about this problem. Well Rory? Are you a fake? Or can you do as Corbyn does and stand up to white British racism? Did your 'military' career only teach you cowardice or can you be a public servant who protects us?

In an article called "The Dark Side of Brexit: Britain's Ethnic Minorities Are Facing More and More Violence", Patrick Cockburn tells us: << Pictures of Daniel Ezzedine show him to be a fresh-faced 17-year-old with a warm cheerful smile. His parents are Lebanese but he was brought up in Germany where he had just left school. His teachers brought him to celebrate his graduation on a trip to Canterbury, where he was assaulted and beaten half to death by a gang of youths in what local people are convinced was a racist attack.

It took place at 6pm on 6 June in Rose Lane in the centre of the city about 250 yards from Canterbury Cathedral. Daniel received a merciless beating from his numerous attackers, which left him close to death. Rushed to hospital in London by helicopter, he is still in a coma and doctors initially gave him only a 30 per cent chance of surviving. Seven people were arrested - six of them teenagers - but none have been charged. >>

Cockburn warns: << The fate of Daniel Ezzedine is evidence that Britain is becoming a more racist country since the Brexit referendum. Pro-Brexit politicians like Michael Gove deny this, but a poll by Opinium found that overt ethnic abuse and discrimination reported by ethnic minorities has risen from 64 per cent at the beginning of 2016 to 76 per cent today. >>

Indeed alarmingly Cockburn informs us: << But this understates the change for the worse that we are seeing. The Brexit vote promoted English national identity and questions about who is and who is not English - increasingly distinguished from being British - to the top of the political agenda, and this is not going away. One can see this in Canterbury, normally a liberally-minded and tolerant little city accustomed to large numbers of foreign visitors and students.

But since 2016 expressions of gut racism have become much more common. Soon after the poll, an Argentinian woman asked for directions from a guard at Canterbury Cathedral and was told: "That way to Dover, love." More recently, a homeless person in the high street told a friend of mine: "Soon the immigrants will go and I will be able to get a job." >>

It goes on. 'White' Britain (that includes you Rory Stewart) needs to pay attention:

<< Shavanah Taj, a national officer for the Public and Commercial Services Union, whose father came from Pakistan to work in a steel plant in south Wales in 1958-59, said that racist harassment had risen in the past three or four years, though it had also been bad in the past: "In the 1980s, we used to regularly have dog shit in Tesco bags pushed through our letter box and 'Pakis Out' in big letters written on the side wall of our house." That sort of thing had ebbed but is now back and more virulent than before.

As an Asian woman with two small children, she finds her way often deliberately blocked by white men in the street. She and her Nigerian husband have asked themselves for the first time "if we will get to the point when we will no longer think of this country as our home". >>

Let us all hope that Daniel Ezzedine comes through. And let us hope that some of these 'powerful' 'white' men like Rory Stewart learn how to be public servants, learn what a social contract is and learn to have dignity and humility. No more Roderick Spodes!!! Enough with your mad jingoism you dinosaurs. Rory Stewart for one so young to tout such dinosaurism, calling upon Churchill-Spode for votes - is just a very bad sign. Britain's future is bleak if it cannot break out of its centuries-old colonialist white racism! Come on Rory. You can do better.



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