Hastings lifeboat crew blocked from launching Channel rescue. Will the criminals be punished?

Homicidal hate: Priti Patel has already tried to stop lifeboat crews from rescuing refugees with planned legislation. Now, hate-filled racists are apparently lining up on beaches to make sure that innocent people drown in the Channel.

Hate-filled xenophobes blocked a lifeboat crew from launching to save refugees in danger of drowning in the Channel, it has been confirmed.

Everybody involved in the obstruction is guilty of a criminal offence punishable with an unlimited fine – it has been an explicit crimes since 2006. But will they face justice?

The lifeboat was able to launch, but crews had to call on police to end the obstruction.

The incident came to national attention last week when a caller on James O’Brien’s LBC radio show told him she had witnessed the group blocking the lifeboat, shouting: “don’t bring any more of those home, we’re full up, that’s why we stopped our donations, and that kind of really horrible stuff.” She added: “It was really upsetting, and you could hear the hatred in their voice.”

She said as the “lifeboat crew pulled the boat out and were going to go into the water”, a group of people “stood directly in the line of the boat so the boat couldn’t be put in the water.”

Sussex Police confirmed the incident to LBC:

In a statement, Sussex Police said: “Just after 4pm on Saturday, November 20, police were made aware of reports of a disturbance near to the Hastings RNLI Lifeboat Station.

“A police officer attended the scene while also being supported by colleagues monitoring the situation on CCTV.

“No arrests were made.”

So it seems nobody will be punished for the crime – this time.

But will it embolden others to do the same – or worse?

And what does it say about the United Kingdom, that people here are willing to stand in the way of rescuers in order to ensure that other people drown in the Channel?

The incident has sparked outrage in many people – but not everyone.

Liam Thorp tweeted: “It must take a special level of hate in a person’s heart to try and block a lifeboat from saving people from drowning. This is despicable.”

His views are representative of many.

And Labour MP Nadia Whittome added her support to the RNLI volunteers:

I won’t publish the bile that has emerged from the haters.

The fact that racists feel emboldened to physically try to stop a life-saving rescue from taking place shows just how low the Conservative government has dragged the country.

It shows that everybody in the Tory government, from Boris Johnson to Priti Patel, down to the lowest-level civil servant pushing through her policies of hate, is also a racist who wants innocent people to die.

And it shows that everybody working in the media organisations that promote this hatred is a homicidal racist too.

Is that you?

If so, This Writer would like to know how you justify yourself – and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

How do these people sleep at night, knowing that they have tried to ensure that another person – who has done them no harm at all – will die?

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  1. Jeffrey Davies November 30, 2021 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Whot has happened to our way of life me me me it looks like now how on earth did we get to this since Thatcher the making of a society so up it’s arse allowing this hate of others to happen yet it’s here ask yourself why do people’s leave behind them their countries yes it’s the constant bombings unrest your government and the USA causing it but hay ho you get upset about them leaving their countries because of this hmmm Christian people ain’t who stop the rnli from saving lives I’m afraid the devils in alot of said people’s whose only goal is themselves

  2. William-Glyn THOMAS November 30, 2021 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    You can be arrested for blocking traffic on the M25 .Come on, obstructing a lifeboat from being launched in order to safe lives is far more serious.

  3. SteveH November 30, 2021 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    It gets even worse, please share this

    British authorities ‘refused to help’ the 27 people who drowned in the Channel despite boat being ‘5km into British waters’ – Evolve Politics

    One of the survivors of last week’s horrific mass drowning in the English Channel has claimed that British authorities refused to help them as their boat was sinking – despite their vessel reportedly being around 5km into British waters.
    In an interview with Kurdish broadcaster, Rudaw, Mohammed Shekha – one of only two survivors from the horrific events of last Tuesday – told how the group made desperate pleas to both British and French authorities in an attempt to raise the alarm.
    Describing how events unfolded, Shekha – who was visibly distressed throughout the interview

  4. Hecuba November 30, 2021 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    The fishermen who deliberately blocked an RNLI lifeboat from being launched will be the first fascist thugs to hysterically demand ‘we want an RNLI lifeboat now to rescue us because our boat is sinking! ‘

    These fascist thugs sleep very well at night because they have no conscience whatsoever since they believe women, children and men can drown given they are supposedly ‘non-human!’

    Such fascist beliefs swiftly became the norm in Germany during the 1930s and only a few brave German women, teenagers and men stood up and said ‘no to the fascist nazis!’ Now Little England is a 21st version of Nazi Germany and that little fascist dictator duck johnson and his despicable fascist cronies are delighted at seeing how their vile fascist hatred for certain ethnic groups is working so well!

    Do not expect the police puppets of the fascist tory dictatorship to arrest anyone because the fascist thugs are being protected by the fascist tory dictatorship!

    Dehumanising certain groups is common fascist policy and the fascist tory thugs – aka duck johnson et al are experts which is why it is succeeding so well!

  5. El Dee November 30, 2021 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Political discourse has been moving further and further to the right since the days of Thatcher. What we used to think of as ‘Right Wing’ is now considered ‘Centrist’ in today’s politics. What we once considered to be purely the domain of the ‘Far Right’ is now the mainstream Right Wing view. When your PM has said and written so much that is racist and Patel is little better with her actions then you get the country in a state when emergency services are prevented from going to save lives. The haters actually DO want to leave asylum seekers to die – be they men, women or children.

    I feel ashamed of this country now and how the government behaves along with this very vocal minority of racists means we are headed down a path to Fascism..

  6. Marcus de Mowbray December 1, 2021 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Very sad that this happened in my home town, an area famous for its (mostly) friendly and easy-going inhabitants. It is also a town with a fishing fleet (and another in nearby Rye, and both of these towns also depend heavily on tourists, which Brexit has already harmed. Covid added to the problem. Every town has its gits and plonkers but it is particularly sad to see this level of hate in a town so well known for being friendly and relaxed. Furthermore, most people here are extremely proud of our new lifeboat and its heroic crew and are disgusted by this incident.

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