Friday, 23 October 2009
Le Pen He Ain't
I watched the freak show that was 'Questiontime' and saw nothing edifying there for British Politics.
The 'selected' baying audience does not mean that the discussion over on mass immigration is over, and the political classes need to address this subject and integration of those that are already settled in this country. Shouting 'racist' is not a political debate.
The 'no platformers for fascism' whose brain dead policy has allowed the rise of the racist far left for the last thirty years should now shut up. Engage and argue your case. Not stick you fingers in your ears, saying I can't hear you. THAT IS NOT POLITICS, THAT IS JUST CHILDISH.
Huhne, just gets worse everytime I see him perform.
Who was the American import ? Could not the BBC find an articulate Black British person to pad out the panel ?
Finally to Griffin, Le Pen he ain't. I have heard Jean-Marie speak. He is a former paratrooper,(rather than my dad was in the RAF during the war), he thunders, he has conviction, he has passion and he is a leader of men- he is still talking bollocks of course. However he had charisma.
Griffin, well, just looked like a shifty estate agent trying to pass off a burnt out bungalow as a bijou residence.
He was uncertain, hesitant, smirking in all the wrong places, which is no substitute for humour. The canons of belief that go down well in the bierkellers of the BNP, just seemed trite. Churchill would be a member of the BNP now, what utter crap is that. In the 1940's ninety per cent of the nation were 'soft' racists, it did not make them overt card carrying Nazis . Churchill was a chancer at times, but was a consumate politician first and foremost. Nick , he would still be in the Tories, in some way he still is in spirit in the form of Soames. Slightly outdated but still bulking out the High Tories.
I have always argued that the BNP that is fixated on race as the scapecoat for all our ills is barking up the wrong tree.
The FN has faded away in France despite having the thunderous Le Pen as its leader, as economic conditions improve the BNP will go the same way here. BUT that does not let the political classes of the hook in addressing mass immigration and failed multi cultural policies, that are of direct concern to the white working classes competing for resources with newcomers.
The lazy days of shouting racist to close the argument down are over. That is Griffins small victory from last night. The Hain's and Huhne's of this world trying to inhibit free speech were the big losers, and rightly so.