Britons urged to wear safety pins in solidarity with babies

After the referendum theft of their European future, people have been encouraged to wear a safety pin to show solidarity with babies living in the UK.

Quite right of The Guardian to promote this. After all, who doesn’t want to show that they are in touch with the child within? And what better way to show that infantilism than sporting a nappy pin?

Alternatively we could just ascribe this to what Matt Wardman thinks we should call the “hysteriat”. The incidence of teddies being thrown from prams is impressive, isn’t it?

20 comments on “Britons urged to wear safety pins in solidarity with babies

  1. ““I kept seeing these reports about people being abused on buses and trains,” she told the Guardian.

    “I was watching the Euros with my husband and I thought, how can we show people in public we are going to stand with them? We didn’t want to force people to go out and buy something so I said, what about a safety pin? Most people have one somewhere in the house.

    “My husband said it’s like a pin of safety – he likes puns.””

    Crikey, it’s fun times-a-go-go in that household of an evening!

  2. What is this “European future” exactly? Everyone keeps saying they’ve had their future stolen, but never say what precisely it was going to be.

    Conscription of their kids into the EU Armed Forces for the war against Russia? What?

  3. And there I was thinking it’s time to lose the vote out badges.

    Actually only got them because ppl were assuming I’d accepted the CBI whip. And chuck a bit of cash at Nice.

  4. Never mind the pin.

    These twats should just wear the nappy.

    And pin thro’ their genitalia.

  5. Guardian readers, Instead of a pathetic poncy little safety pin, why not wear a big fuck off G-clamp tight against the temples on your head, to show you really care. It’s the same shape as a safety pin and it will promote the newspaper too.

  6. These people would be very easy to spot anyway: the men would all have ridiculous beards and the women pinched and suspicious faces.

  7. They already have pins through their genitalia, to show solidarity with being quirky and different.

    And broomhandles up their backsides.

  8. After reports of post-referendum hate crime, people have been encouraged to wear a safety pin to show solidarity with immigrants living in the UK.

    I think people miss the point. They are basing this on the virtually non-existent claims of racial intolerance in the UK. As with the “ride with me” campaign, this appears to be a figment of their imagination.

    In other words, they are smearing 60 million fellow Britons as racists for no reason whatsoever.

  9. I wuv the migwants, so if I see a wacism occuwwing I’ll wave my safety pin at it, in a thweatening manner!

    They are basing this on the virtually non-existent claims of racial intolerance in the UK.

    What about those four guys with a banner in Newcastle?

    Or those reports of stickers – stickers! – in Glasgow?

    And Michael Gove dog-whistling in Doric that he plans to build a concentration camp for Guardian readers in Aberystwitz? On the Private Finance Initiative?

    Check and Mate, wacist!

  10. SMFS,

    > In other words, they are smearing 60 million fellow Britons as racists for no reason whatsoever.

    That’s what the Remain camp have been doing all along. I can easily imagine that there are more racists in favour of Leave, but then there are also probably more racists in the Tory party. Racists get the vote too.

  11. Andrew M – “I can easily imagine that there are more racists in favour of Leave, but then there are also probably more racists in the Tory party.”

    Who gives a f**k? Racists have been less consistently wrong than socialists. Less consistently murderous as well.

    The fact is even the worst of Britain’s racists are actually fairly nice, polite, well brought up people. We do not have a racial violence problem – except from racial minorities targeting White people. Even if every person in the UK was secretly a member of the British National Front, they would still apologise if you stepped on their foot on the Tube.

    The Guardian is, as usual, simply insane in its hatred of its enemies and fellow British people – all too often they are the same. Britain is not wracked with violence aimed at BMEs.

  12. SMFS,

    “The fact is even the worst of Britain’s racists are actually fairly nice, polite, well brought up people.”

    I read some of these cases of “race crime” that have been reported and some of them are basically “why don’t you people go home?” and I’m like, “that’s it? Not even ‘fuck off polish scum’?, no physical violence?”. Some of the things said about me as a Leave voter have been nastier than that.

  13. “#safetypin trends on Twitter after surge in reports of racist and xenophobic incidents after EU referendum.”

    #thingsthatdidn’thappen.txt

  14. I keep asking in various places exactly what it is people want from the EU that they want to fight to protect. Everything they hold up as reasons to stay in the EU I see as reasons to get out.
    Unlimited migration – vote Stay!
    Our decisions overrulable by overseas body – vote Stay!
    Can’t stop foreign goods coming into our country – vote Stay!
    We get to be told what to spend 1/4 of our money on – vote Stay!
    etc.

  15. Why am I supposed to have solidarity with babies in the UK, other than those that are direct blood relatives, to a greater extent than I am to any other person in the UK?

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