Being good followers of politics, you’ll all have seen this poster, unveiled by Nigel Farage yesterday:
Some of you may also have seen the images to which it bears a terrifying resemblance – images from a Nazi propaganda film inciting hatred against immigrants into Germany in the 1930s:
These are the tactics of hate.
And those of us who ignore history will see it repeated.
It is welcome news that Mr Farage’s poster has been reported to the police for inciting racial hatred and breaching UK race laws.
It is this kind of imagery that encourages people to believe our membership of the EU means migrants have free access into the UK (they don’t; we have border controls), and that anyone who supports our membership of the EU is a traitor.
It is this kind of thinking that led to the killing of Jo Cox.
Sadly, our laws do not seem able to place the blame where it belongs.
Does anybody believe Farage will receive any kind of punishment for this hate-mongering?
An anti-migrant poster unveiled by Nigel Farage has been reported to the police with a complaint that it incites racial hatred and breaches UK race laws. On Thursday night Dave Prentis, of the Unison union, said he had written to the Metropolitan police about the poster, which shows a queue of mostly non-white migrants and refugees with the slogan “Breaking point: the EU has failed us all.”
Prentis described the Ukip poster as a “blatant attempt to incite racial hatred”. He said: “This is scaremongering in its most extreme and vile form. Leave campaigners have descended into the gutter with their latest attempt to frighten working people into voting to leave the EU.
“To pretend that migration to the UK is only about people who are not white is to peddle the racism that has no place in a modern, caring society. That’s why Unison has complained about this blatant attempt to incite racial hatred and breach UK race laws.”
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