Posts Tagged ‘Arabella Arkwright’

Vox Political on the Racist and Islamaphobic Retweets from Leading Brexiter

June 21, 2016

Mike over at Vox Political has put up another piece, this time from the Guardian, about the extremely ugly racism at the heart of the Brexit campaign. Arabella Arkwright, a businesswoman on the board and finance committee of the Vote Leave campaign, was forced to resign after the Groan asked her a few awkward questions about some of her retweets.

One of the Twitter messages she passed on was a comment from someone saying that they would be glad to give up Chicken Tikka Masal if it got ‘seventh century barbarism’ – meaning Islam – out of Britain. She retweeted it with her own message, ‘No to Sharia Law. Bye Bye, chicken tikka’.

What brought her down, however, was a picture of a White girl surrounded by women clad in burqas with the caption, ‘Why didn’t you stop them, granddad?’

Arkwright has denied that she’s racist, and says she abhors racism in every form.
To which Mike asks the obvious question whether anybody really believes this, and if so, why.

See the article at: http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/06/21/vote-leave-board-member-who-quit-over-anti-muslim-retweets-denies-racism/

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