More than 5,000 folks have signed the petition to have the statue pulled down, like that of non slaving Thomas Guy. But who is this beast? Okay i shall give you two clues then a multiple choice.He is a great figure from the history of the British Empire and had Indian links. Who was the alt right beast: a) Winston Churchill, b) Lord Canning, governor general in 1857, c) Gandhi d) Lord Mountbatten? Got it yet?
Yes, of course it was Gandhi, the man who through – peaceful – protest helped ensure Indian Independence and also developed the idea of communal harmony within India. But apparently he is a fascist. This is a bit of an insult to victms of real fascism as well as to Gandhi himself. Gandhi’s views on native Africans when, as a young man, he lived in South Africa, are the subject of some debate but surely we can agree that his overall record in life was a positive one?
These days, of course, anyone a snowflake disagrees with, is a facsist and 5,000 people can’t be complete and utter morons can they? But when the clownish head of Policing in Bristol says that he will not try to stop a mob if it is large enough, the only question becomes exactly how many morons do you need to assemble to be deemed unstoppable?