It's an unpleasant reminder, but it wasn't' that long ago the Tories were using posters to denigrate people of colour, in fact it was in 1964!
When David Cameron became leader of the Conservative party we thought he and his "compassionate Conservatives" had put all this behind them, but no, apparently not, here in 2013 we have the Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May, sending vans bearing huge racially motivated messages into areas with a high immigrant population telling them to "Go Home Or face Arrest"! This policy to attack immigrants has been sanctioned by David Cameron and his "racist" lobbyist election strategist Lynton Crosby. They say it is to encourage illegal immigrants to go home, but is it, really? I very much doubt it. Anyone who is being honest will admit that apprehending non-whites coming out of tube stations is totally inefficient and the reason it is being done is for cheap political reasons - in short it is a cheap and nasty political stunt being carried out to try and win their lost votes back from Ukip.
It really has come to something when the Conservative party finds itself on the right of UKIP and are dangerously lurching into BNP and EDL territory! Even Nigel Farage the Ukip leader has condemned this as unpleasant and "un-British"!
This is deeply unpleasant political stunt has been concocted by Lynton Crosby to be delivered by the current Tory Home Secretary Theresa May, the same woman who while in opposition said in a speech to the Conservative party conference in 2002 that the Tories were:
Shaping solutions rather than just playing politics.Really Mrs May? So sending a van to drive around densely populated immigrant areas displaying a highly contentious message telling people to "Go Home" is not "playing politics"? Not playing to the gallery?
Sending UK Border Agency officials to stations specifically to stop non-white people demanding to see their papers in a country where we do not have to carry ID cards is not racial profiling and isn't "playing politics"? Who is she trying to kid?
Mrs May also said:
There are many other reasons why voters have learned to disregard what we have to say, however loudly we say it:
Promising too much and delivering too little.
Spinning and counter spinning.
Pursuing our obsessions instead of fighting for the common good.Nothing about the Tories has changed much has it?
Theresa May accused the previous Labour government of planning to:
" let bureaucrats snoop on peoples' phone and email conversations. We helped to stop that."
They didn't stop that for long did they? Because now as Home Secretary Theresa May will be doing precisely that, 'snooping and prying into people's emails'! While Cameron is allowing private companies access to our medical records and he also has plans to stop people viewing adult content on their own computer on their own internet! (which has been branded as an absolutely ridiculous idea and unworkable by Jimmy Wales, one of Cameron's top IT advisers!)
David Cameron promised us all "no more top down reorganisation of the NHS" then promptly gave us the biggest reorganisation of the NHS in its history and is now busy privatising it - he lied - blatantly! And the Tories are still "spinning and counter spinning" and lying, in fact they never stop spinning and lying and as the above has shown, the Tories are totally obsessed with immigration which they are pursuing at the moment in the most obsessive pernicious insulting way possible and all in the vain hope of recapturing Tory votes lost to Ukip! The Tories also have another obsession too, it's an obsession with bashing the unemployed, the disabled and the vulnerable and blaming them for being poor and blaming them for what the Tories mates the Tory donong bankers did to our economy, while stripping them of everything - including their dignity!
There's a lot we need to do in this party of ours. Our base is too narrow and so, occasionally, are our sympathies.
You know what some people call us - the nasty party.
I know that's unfair. You know that's unfair but it's the people out there we need to convince - and we can only do that by avoiding behaviour and attitudes that play into the hands of our opponents. No more glib moralising, no more hypocritical finger-wagging.What did Theresa May say there? Some people call them the "nasty party"? reading above does she really have to wonder why? She said: "No more glib moralising, no more hypocritical finger wagging"? Well someone ought to giver her good friend and colleague the Secretary for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan-Smith that no more glib moralising and finger wagging message as I don't think he has got the general thrust of it, he spends his life moralising glibly at people while wagging his finger and trying to keep them as poor and as housebound as is possible (if he hasn't made them homeless with the much hated and vile Tory "bedroom tax").
Now we learn that the Home Office is facing an investigation into whether its officials broke the law by carrying out “racist” spot checks to find illegal immigrants. - Of course they did but who is going to hold the investigation? The "institutionally racist" Home Office? The "institutionally racist" Conservative party or the "Institutional racist" police?
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it was demanding an explanation for raids in the past week which led to the detention of dozens of suspected illegal immigrants. It said it intended to assess whether “unlawful discrimination took place” with officials only stopping non-white people.
The Home Office should now be forced to publish exactly how many people have been arrested, how many detained after arrest and how many were released without charge!
You know what some people call us - the nasty party.
Theresa May - 2002
She was right and the Tories really haven't changed a bit and they never will!
|The Tory Election Poster of 1964|
Do you really want another 5 years of this hideous lying racist Tory Government?
Does any decent right minded rational thinking person?