Two thoroughly depressing videos are racking up an incredible number of hits on the internet at the moment. Foul mouthed racists on public transport abusing fellow passengers with opinions so abhorrent even the Daily Mail has seen fit to condemn the abusers.
Recent Government moves to exclude immigrants who can’t speak English from coming to the UK have seemingly seeped to the lowest levels of society with these ineloquent demands for people to only speak English in public (for which see in particular the second video below)
What the Home Secretary – and others like her – need to consider is that when they pass objectionable legislation which reflects the idea that it’s okay to exclude and penalise others because, for example they don’t, or can’t speak english, that thinking is going to get an echo in other parts of society. The Mail itself needs to take a look at it’s own role in this saga. Their nasty hatchet job, penned by Amanda Platell, on Rashida Chapti the focus of a test case on the English language pre-entry requirement could only have encouraged the filthy outbursts of these two women.
Makes you think, if Platell’s and May’s lives had progressed without their well paid jobs and university education, Youtube might be streaming a healthy dose of “there but for the Grace of God…” for these two influencers of public opinion.
For those who’ve had the fortune to miss the videos thus far, let us ruin your day right now.