Friday, 30 April 2010

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid

One thing that has popped out this week in the Gordon Brown "Bigot" Fiasco is that if I was an immigrant in this country I would be rather afraid of the public reaction. I certainly would feel very unwelcome and victimised, especially if I was working, (probably in a very low-paid job), paying taxes, and contributing towards a pension for these "bigots".

In many ways I would have loved to see Gordon Brown stick to his guns and face the immigration arguments head on. Unfortunately it would have made him even more unelectable, but we would maybe have got to some truths, rather than propping up tired old arguments that the BNP just love to hear aired.

1 comment:

Tim said...

It's amazing how much half a sentence gets magnified in the press.

Much as it's unfortunate to have got out, I also think Brown was probably right in the character-analysis - does anyone really think she was raising the I-word in order to congratulate some immigrants for doing sterling work over here?