The history of Gary Lineker’s tweets Pic Yui Mok/PA Wire
Let’s look at what the government is trying to do: C4 https://tinyurl.com/3w8yxfkj
Suella Braverman can’t answer simple questions about – what are the alternatives? https://tinyurl.com/amznbm6w
Women trafficked for sexual exploitation will have even less chance of being helped: https://tinyurl.com/4kuanuc3
This new law is more about dog whistle racism. Let’s blame problems on illegal immigrants rather than the actual cause – government cutbacks that have fundamentally undermined all public services – everything from probation to the NHS. Can’t get the police to locate your stolen car – guess who has cut police numbers and increased their workload? “Martin Hewitt, the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), said 64% of emergency calls to the police were not about crime, with a “substantial proportion” resulting in police stepping in to do health and social work because of an absence of other services.” Guardian Alexandra Topping Wednesday 5th October 2022
Concerning Gary Lineker’s tweet about the new Migration Bill, “There is no huge influx. We take far fewer refugees than other major European countries. This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the ’30s.” All racism is on a spectrum, with Nazi Germany typifying the far end. Is this tory government on that spectrum – I think so. They don’t necessarily believe what they are saying – they don’t care; they are desperate to be seen as strong on something. It’s political wisdom to choose targets who can’t defend themselves – good call Gary Lineker.
There aren’t many voices on the BBC that represent the disenfranchised Gary Lineker is one.
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