There’s much to cheer with Tebbit but this is still incorrect:
EU migrants should be asked if their forefathers fought the Nazis, Lord Tebbit has said.
The former Tory party chairman said the equivalent of his famous and controversial “cricket test” for EU countries today, would be to ask: “Who did they fight for in the Second World War?”
In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Lord Tebbit said: “Well one test I would use is to ask them on which side their fathers or grandfathers or whatever fought in the Second World War. And so you’ll find that the Poles and the Czechs and the Slovaks were all on the right side. And so that’s a pretty good test isn’t it? Perhaps we’ll even manage to teach them to play cricket over the years.”
Here in the Sudetenland the idea that all the Czechs (and more especially the Slovaks, under Tiso) were on the right side is, umm, complex, shall we say. And of course this test puts Stalin and his murderers on the “right” side as well.
Much fun as a piece of provocation but not a terribly useful real world test.