Posts Tagged ‘Commonwealth Citizens’

Battersea MP Marsha de Cordova on Getting this Racist Tory Government Out

May 4, 2018

This is another video Chunky Mark put up yesterday to encourage people to vote Labour. It’s a snippet from a Labour party rally. The speaker in this clip is the MP for Battersea, Marsha de Cordova. De Cordova is Black, and quite justifiably very angry about the government’s maltreatment of the Windrush people. She opens the video by stating that this week she had to sit across parliament from the racist Tory government, have taken citizenship away from Commonwealth British citizens. There are 50,000 of them. The Tories could restore their citizenship simply by passing a law, but they refuse to do so. This is why she urges people to vote Labour, get them out of office, and Jeremy Corbyn and Labour in.

I’m reblogging this because, although the council elections are over, the issue of the Windrush migrants still hasn’t gone away. Safid Javid has spoken a lot of fair-sounding words about it, but he has made no effort so far to stop the deportations and restore the Windrush generation’s stolen British citizenship, or give compensation and a right to return to those they’ve already deported. In short, he’s done what the Tories always do when they’ve been caught, and started lying.

And Theresa May is up to her neck in this scandal. She was the architect of the legislation making it all possible under Dave Cameron. But we don’t know how far she’s responsible because the Tories voted against the Opposition Day Motion calling for the disclosure of all the papers and documents about it. This in itself shows that, despite her words to the contrary, Tweezer is deeply involved. So much so that it’s embarrassing and dangerous for her and her party.

She’s the racist leader of a racist, persecutory party. Let’s keep the pressure up and get her out.

Fascism and Contempt for the Poor, the Disabled and the Criminal

February 21, 2015

This is another revealing quote on Fascist attitudes from the Fascists themselves, in Brady’s book, ‘The Structure of German Fascism’. Nazism was based partly on the idea of the biological inferiority of certain groups, and the supposed need to eliminate them or prevent them from breeding. These included recidivist criminals, the physically or mentally handicapped, and the unemployed. The last were seen as biologically inferior simply through their inability to hold down a job and support themselves.

The Nazis boasted that their eugenics campaign was definitely not a novelty, and was based on arguments and programmes put into practice in other nations. Such as America, where 26 states passed legislation providing for the sterilisation of the mentally handicapped. Here’s a statement from one American Fascist demanding an end to liberal democracy, because of the support it gives the biologically inferior.

” … most well-mannered debaters carry on with the White Lie of Democracy; and thus they reach worthless conclusions. A land swarming with tens of millions of morons, perverts, culls, outcasts, criminals, and lesser breeds of low-grade humans cannot escape the evils all such cause. … So long as we have an underworld of 4,000,000 or more scoundrels willing to do anything for a price, and a twilight world of fully, 40,000,000 people of profound stupidity or ignorance or indifference, and a population of nearly 70,000,000 who cannot support themselves entirely and hence must think first of cost, whenever they buy things, we shall have a nasty mess on our hands … “

(Pitkin, Let’s Get What We Want, pp. 72, 283).

These sentiment aren’t that far from the Daily Mail. And as Mike has pointed out on Vox Political, and Johnny Void on his blog, the government is effectively criminalising the unemployed by forcing them to do unpaid community work.

And the Tories over here, and Republicans in America, are also passing laws designed to ensure they win the election by stripping the franchise from the poor, young and ethnic minorities. All in the name of reforming voter registration. In this country the Tories are debating stripping the right to vote from Irish people, and the citizens of Commonwealth countries resident here.

This is a government which has adopted policies that could rightly be called ‘Fascistic’. They just haven’t formally overthrown democracy yet and started wearing the black shirts and jackboots.