But he\’s *Our* racist xenophobe

Blue Labour is about more than just Maurice Glasman. But Maurice Glasman………. still has a great deal to offer Labour. Let’s allow him this mistake and move on.

If a Tory (or UKIPper or BNP or…) said it then we\’d never, ever, forget the racist little xenophobe.

But Maurice is one of us so let\’s just smooth over this little \”mistake\” shall we?

13 thoughts on “But he\’s *Our* racist xenophobe”

  1. Tim,

    A little unfair I feel. If you can point me to examples of me attacking Tories/UKIPers as racist for discussing immigration I’d be greatful.

  2. “Britain (and London in particular) needs immigrants to function.”

    Even if that were true, I think we’ve got qwuite enough already, thanks.

  3. Erm what exactly did he say that was racist?

    Did he suggest that we allow white immigrants in, but not black ones? Or only immigrants from certain countries would be allowed? Or that immigrants once in the UK should be treated differently from the natives?

    No he didn’t. All he said was that we need a complete halt to immigration to get the entire system back onto some sort of even keel, so as to help the real people who need our help (escaping persecution/civil wars etc) in a more efficient manner, and that our focus should be helping those already in the UK, not the human flotsam and jetsam of the entire globe.

    I hate to break it to you, but that is the opinion of millions of working men and women across the land, who vote both Labour and Tory (or probably don’t vote at all because their views are completely disregarded by our ‘democratic’ politicians).

    To smear Lord Glasman as ‘racist’ is a testament to how dislocated the bien pensant media and political classes are from the people they are supposed to be serving.

  4. Glasman speaks out about ending immigration to solve a problem, for that is the only way out now for a (National?) Socialist. The real problem is the Welfare State and Education, both soiled Fabian nests that require a total mucking out, if not burning out and re-making. But Glasman cannot say the unsayable (for a Fabian).

    Immigration undercuts indigenous populations who are not compelled to work and often lack the attitude, motivation, spirit or whathaveyou. Some do not realise that jobs will not magically appear in Merthyr Tydfil but, just as their ancestors moved IN when jobs appeared, the idea is to move OUT when the jobs evaporate.

    Just as those from jobless areas gravitate to London or other centres, so do people from outside the UK. It is a natural thing. But it needs get up and go plus, for many, a lack of hammock (as opposed to safety net).

    The problem of immigration is caused by “The Fabian Covenant” that we are now under, specifically a “defined benefits” system of welfare, not “defined contributions”.

    This, plus a hopeless, no, scandalous educational system which lets down countless people.

    Glasman has at least kicked over a piss-pot. He did so to avoid drawing attention to the over-flowing commode.

  5. The problem of immigration is caused by “The Fabian Covenant” that we are now under, specifically a “defined benefits” system of welfare, not “defined contributions”.

    What’s the actual justification for the view that migrants come ‘ere ‘cos of our benefits system? (I mean, doubtless some do but even if it collapsed overnight it’d still make sense to move to a richer country.)

  6. “To smear Lord Glasman as ‘racist’ is a testament to how dislocated the bien pensant media and political classes are from the people they are supposed to be serving.”

    I can think of plenty of other right-wing commentators that made exactly the same arguments and were smeared as racist (in the case of Enoch Powell, the terminology of the day was “racialist”). In fact, the words I quoted above were pretty much the sentiment of most people at the time after his famous speech. Plus ça change.

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