Gardener-cum-novelist-cum-chef-cum-travel guru-cum-chat show doyen, Alan Titchmarsh had some interesting guests on his show on Tuesday. (I shudder to think about the type of google search terms that sentence will drive here, !).
According to eyebrow cultivator and erstwhile BNP deputy, Simon 'Two Wardrobes' Darby, he was a guest on the show together with loudmouth moron, Jon Gaunt of The Sun. Apparently, Diane Abbot, whilst willing to play footsie with Portillo, is not ready or able to share a sofa with the Indigenenous Ignoramus.
So, it would seem, ITV try to have a debate on the Gurkhas with two right-wing shits, albeit that Gaunt, like Littlejohn, churns out similar populist bile, but distances himself from the BNP. Given Gaunty's debating skill (or lack of it), this smacks of a publicity coup for a party trying to distance itself from its image of Holocaust deniers and skull-breakers. Whilst Barnbrook is largely a figure of fun, Darby is more articulate and an astute media player.
The programme is not yet available on watch again facility so I'll wait before making a full post.
What has been particularly galling is the way the right-wing and especially the BNP have used the Gurkha issue to claim the moral high ground. Although successive Governments have let them down, Labour should be ashamed at letting this own goal in.
As can be seen (just) in the screenshot of ITV's site, Alan celebrates the best of British.......and honours those who contribute to their communities and help make our nation a better place.
Gaunty and the BNP: best of British!
- We know we are not racist and we don’t need politicians’ permission to talk about the swamping of our country by this unwanted and unwarranted migration into the UK which we — the mugs who have to pay for it — have never been asked about.
- "With the huge flood of Polish immigrants and cheap labour into the area, it's all well and good for the gangmaster and some of the factories, but a disaster for local people.
- After all, any one can create a so-called “multicultural society” almost overnight. All you do is open your frontiers to any Tom, Dick or Mustapha, and trample on the rights of the indigenous inhabitants.
- You’ve sold our country down the river to Europe without asking us and you have allowed every Tom, Dick and Abdul to come here, deflate our wages and use the services that we have all paid for but they haven’t.