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Tommy Robinson’s treatment proves that governments don’t change much

Amazing garbage from the Telegraph about Tommy Robinson:

One might imagine that a man of Robinson’s beliefs would want to stick to British help rather than the imported variety. But that misses an important fact about the hard Right in Britain. It is reliant on overseas help because there are so few people in Britain who want anything to do with it. While the Guardian and others might like to claim otherwise, Britain has been remarkably resistant to far-Right politics.

 

The filthy pond in which neo-fascist politicians must fish in the UK is tiny compared to that in most countries.

Tommy Robinson is a fascist, apparently. Never mind what he actually says. Ross Clark is not going to let you see any of that that. Not a word. Never mind what was really revealed in his trial. Ross Clark is not going to let you any of the details of that either. None at all. Ross Clark is just going to leave you with the impression that Tommy Robinson is some Hitler-worshipping white supremacist, a modern-day Oswald Mosley, who we should all forget about as soon as possible:

While Oswald Mosley may have gained some traction in the 1930s, he never came remotely close to power. It was P G Wodehouse who captured his true place in British society, by lampooning him as Roderick Spode in his brown shorts – a down-at-heel aristocrat in desperate need for attention whose antics leave conservative-minded English folk bewildered.

The lies that people are telling – even people I thought were decent, like Ross Clark – about Tommy Robinson, and the way he’s been treated, are horrifying. I know I’ve been warning about this for years, but it’s still frightening to see it in action.

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2 thoughts on “Tommy Robinson’s treatment proves that governments don’t change much

  1. “While Oswald Mosley may have gained some traction in the 1930s, he never came remotely close to power.”

    Oh, really?

    “Mosley then made a bold bid for political advancement within the Labour Party. He was close to Ramsay MacDonald and hoped for one of the great offices of state, but when Labour won the 1929 general election he was appointed only to the post of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, a position without Portfolio and outside the Cabinet. He was given responsibility for solving the unemployment problem, but found that his radical proposals were blocked either by his superior James Henry Thomas or by the Cabinet.

    Mosley was always impatient and eventually put forward a whole scheme in the “Mosley Memorandum”, which called for high tariffs to protect British industries from international finance, for state nationalisation of main industries, and for a programme of public works to solve unemployment. However, it was rejected by the Cabinet, and in May 1930 Mosley resigned from his ministerial position. At the time, the weekly Liberal-leaning paper The Nation described his move: “The resignation of Sir Oswald Mosley is an event of capital importance in domestic politics… We feel that Sir Oswald has acted rightly — as he has certainly acted courageously — in declining to share any longer in the responsibility for inertia.”[15] In October he attempted to persuade the Labour Party Conference to accept the Memorandum, but was defeated again. Thirty years later, in 1961, Richard Crossman described the memorandum: “… this brilliant memorandum was a whole generation ahead of Labour thinking.””

    Remarkable.

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