Racism (and anti-Semitism) in the UK

Martyn Richard Jones

Brussels, 12th July 2019

To begin at the beginning

Britain’s Labour Party has been besieged by a continuous barrage of accusations alleging that the party is anti-Semitic; that it is institutionally racist and that its leader is somehow turning a blind eye to it.

This is a very serious and weighty allegation, with potentially devastating implications.

So, what does this deluge of accusations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party tell us about racism in Britain and in British politics?

First hold this thought: If the Labour Party is as full of racists (and anti-Semites) then this is a symptom of a far bigger issue. If the Labour party membership simply represents a small fraction of the racism and antisemitism all over the country, then by simple extrapolation, we can infer that Britain as a whole can be labelled as socially, politically, economically and institutionally racist.

If that is the case, and I am not claiming that it is, then it is a grave crisis in what is still a member state of the EU.

If what people claim is true, and racism is so rife, then a well-funded national programme must be put in place to tackle the issue, legislation must be put on the stature books to ensure that all people and enterprises comply and that sufficient people are vetted and trained well in order to execute, impose and police the programme.

After all, if we demand this of the Labour Party, then we should demand it of everyone else, right?

So, this is my proposal for a fully-funded world-class national denazification and anti-racism programme for Britain. One that would include everyone, regardless of beliefs, wealth, politics, location, affiliations, culture, food fads, attire and favourite football teams.

What a denazification programme would mean for England?

Here is a list of things that Britain could do:

  1. Abolish the monarchy.
  2. Create a republic with an elected head of state.
  3. Establish a formal and secular constitution embodying the UDHR, the rights of children and of animals, and including equal rights for all regardless of age, sex, or any other relevant factor.
  4. Abolish all institutions, organisations and relations that are anti-constitutional according to the new constitution.
  5. Split England into regions, each with their own autonomous government.
  6. Allow for Wales and Scotland to become independent nation states.
  7. Abolish the House of Lords and create an elected second chamber based regions.
  8. Setup an education network and controlling body to re-educate everyone regarding racism and anti-Semitism.
  9. Setup national and regional bodies to investigate and penalise as appropriate every perpetrator of any form of racist action, communication or content.
  10. Ban the premier league because it promotes tribalism.

That’s probably enough examples to simply illustrate the concept.

And everyone happy, or would there be downsides to this approach?

What could be the down side?

Well, it might be considered as political correctness, a political correctness policed by zonked-out chimpanzees wielding baseball bats.

It could be seen as paving the way to totalitarian and authoritarian hell with the best of intentions and the worst of naiveté.

  • It could result in seriously unmanageable social strife, conflict, violence and mayhem.
  • It could result in no person, no group, no community being really safe.
  • It could turn the UK into an isolationist basket case at the fringes of Europe – beyond the pale.
  • It could turn the UK into the very thing that some people pretend that it already is, but isn’t.

There are just so many opportunities, it’s difficult to know where to start and where to end.

Maybe it’s just another awful idea after all. Maybe there are better ways of dealing with this.

That’s all folks!

My advice to those fanning the flames of division is this:

  • Calm down and practice a bit of introspection.
  • Think of what you are doing and think of how this may adversely affect the future for people, communities, cities, regions and the country as a whole.
  • Recognise that your words and deeds have consequences, whether you like it or not.
  • Reject extremism, absolutes, hyperbole, exaggeration and innuendo. Don’t smear people. Don’t gaslight people. Don’t humiliate people. Don’t behave like dingoes.
  • Use what there is and when and where necessary improve what there is?

Many thanks for reading,

Martyn Jones

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