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Photo article: Islington In Europe - unbelievable stupidity and pious sanctimony in a nutshell: beyond satire

Tom Winnifrith
Tuesday 14 March 2017

In the leafy London Borough of Islington where smug Guardian readers live in £3 million houses they voted overwhelmingly against Brexit. Of course they did, The pious liberal elite know that only thick, old, white racist white van driving working class types wanted to leave. But the battle goes on lead by a group Islington in EU which holds regular events including one with the odious Gina Miller as you can see below. Its website is a stormer, beyond satire, with a star exhibit a poem which displays the prejudices but also the sheer ignorance of these folk perfectly. The key four lines are underlined by me:

A poem: You're a citizen of nowhere, by Salena Gonnen

We did not vote for Mrs May
This harsh and xenophobic way
Black ice eyes, jaw clenched tight
Flying flags for the far right

All 'them' and 'us' and 'there' and 'here'
Here is May: Hate, spite and fear

Cruel winds do shake the darling fists of May
No tolerance or kindness on display
If you're a citizen of the world, you're a citizen of nowhere
Citizen of don't care, citizen of no welfare

Socrates spits on Number Ten
Drowned babies on Greek shores again
And there is May with her fat share
All 'us' and 'them' and 'here' and 'there'

Today it was decreed across the land
We make a list of names of foreign hand
Name and shame each foreigner in our midst
Just a bit like... Schindlers List

Separate rich and poor, black and white
Shaking hands with the far right
It's 'them' and 'us' and 'there' and 'here'
And words like 'foreign' loud and clear

Socrates spits at number ten
We are ALL citizens of the world. Amen
And citizens of the world we'll remain
We're star dust, salt and sand grain

We did not vote for Mrs May
They slipped her in to save their day
So disappointing that she chooses
The side of fear that always loses

Black ice eyes, her heart stone grey
We did not vote for Mrs May
We did not vote for Mrs May
We did not vote for you, Mrs May


You get the gist. Mrs May = far right = Nazi = Brexit = dead babies. As I have noted before, if you go around calling all sorts of folks Nazis and linking them to the holocaust you diminish the sheer horror of the actual holocaust and the unique evil of the Nazis. This poem is an insult to 6 million dead Jews and is utterly offensive as a result. But it is worse. It is dumb.

The link to Schindler's List is meant to make you compare Amber Rudd's daft idea of registering foreign workers to the Nazis. Miss Rudd's idea was daft, unworkable and morally repugnant but it was not really like the Nazis was it? Have the folks watched footage of the liberation of Dachau recently as they compare Ms Rudd's plans to those of Her Hittler?

But there is another matter the folks at Islington in EU appear to have overlooked.Oskar Schindler was one of the good guys. I've been to his grave in Jerusalem. His list was of folks who, thanks to his bravery, got saved from the Nazis.

But heck who cares about such minor detail? We all know that those who voted to stay are the smart intellectuals who care and offend no-one and we who voted to leave are just plain thick and the sort who offend everyone. We plebs should just shut up and do as our Islington dwelling betters order.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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