Pissing on the Dead

Last week, the dangers faced by fire-fighters throughout the world were clear for all to see. A fire at a warehouse used for vegetable packing in Atherston-in-Stour claimed the lives of 3 firemen; a fourth is still missing presumed dead.

The cause of the tragedy is not yet known bur police do suspect arson.

The Mail, like other newspapers, has reported on this story. Of course this being the Mail, they could not let an opportunity to raise the spectre of immigration.

When the story first broke here, the Mail did not have any details as to the warehouse's purpose or that migrant workers may have been working there. Hence, the comments from readers were more or less displays of condolence and sorrow. a few readers also pointed out the level of remuneration given to these brave men and women. Of course, those same people may well have been the ones disparaging the service and so-called part-time firemen with second jobs when there was a strike threat over wages and restructuring. I tried to find such comments but interestingly, all comments have been removed from previous archived stories on fire related matters. I'd like to think this was out of deference for the dead, but the truth should be available for all to see and history should not be extinguished.

By November 5th (Bonfire Night when the Fire Service is at its most stretched) the existence of the migrant workers link had become known.

  • Around 300 migrant workers worked at the warehouse but Mr Hall (the assistant chief officer of Hereford and Worcester Fire Service) said it was not yet known for certain if any were in there when the blaze took hold.

So, open the floodgates for Mail readers to vent their collective spleen:

  • My brother in law is a retained fire fighter and I just can't imagine what these poor families must be going through.This is the tragic consequence of mass immigration. For years many of our factories and businesses have been using cheap immigrant labour to keep costs down which is ultimately bad for the immigrants and bad for the indigenous population. If this fire was started deliberately it will be very interesting to discover the motive. This is no doubt just the tip of the iceberg- Mike P, London

What kind of low life do you have to be to make this kind of remark? Would Mike have made the same comment if the workers were all British? I also think he is implying that the motive could be racial and that this is a reason for controlling immigration.

  • More victims of uncontrolled immigration.- Mark, Chorley, UK

This guy has form for this kind of comment. Mark, you are a complete shit! No further comment is necessary.

  • This must be the benefits of our immigration farce that we are told will stimulate the economy. Cheap labour sleeping on factory floors and four firefighters dead. Not the same picture as noolabour spout daily. Who will be held responsible? Guess.- Peter, London

Are you a friend of Mike P (above)? Nice to see you have compassion for those workers having to sleep on the floor.

Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, we get this moron making a political point about the use of Community Support Officers:

  • If they had been the cheap substitute police they would be alright because they would have stood outside and watched people die inside.- Donald Merritt, Watford Herts ENGLAND

Donald, before you open your foul, stupid mouth, THINK!

Imagine having these idiots around for a dinner party. Which poison would you use?

2 comments:

septicisle. said...

Turns out that all those who worked in the factory have been accounted for. Immigrants are so easy to blame though, aren't they?

eric the fish said...

Since posting, the last missing fireman has been found. At a time when everyone should be at one in offering condolence to the families involved, how crass is it to blame somebody else?

The Mail had a piece about migrants earning £14 a day around the same time but sympathy goes by the way side when there is , as you say, an easy target.

I always try not to use Nazi analogies a la Rik in The Young Ones but I did think of Van der Lubbe who was the Communist blamed for the Reichstag fire.
I appreciate it is different here in that these idiots are blaming immigration as an indirect cause but it is still startling.