What did I tell you? Out comes Boris, using this ‘statue’ nonsense to entirely avoid the main issue raised by the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, and instead to attack what has been the Tories’ favourite target for years, the ‘Loony Left’!
It’s right out of the Trump playbook. Johnson even issues his condemnation in ‘tweets’. Together with his inane boasting about Britain’s being a ‘world leader’ in its response to the coronavirus pandemic (!!), his ban on government ministers appearing on certain MSM TV or radio programmes, like Newsnight, which might be overly critical, his studied refusal to criticise Trump in the House of Commons the other day, his government’s subtle reneging on ‘chlorinated chicken’ and American involvement in our NHS, and of course his persistent lying and avoidance of questions always, it looks as though he’s angling to become a mini but classier Trump himself, and to turn Britain into a de facto colony of the American empire. So are the biters (the British) bit. And 1776 is finally revenged and reversed.
Boris of course was born in New York. Does that have something to do with it? If only we had the same rules as America, it would rule him out as our Prime Minister. (I think. Or would that only apply to our titular Head of State?)
Banning ‘Til Death do Us Part and the ‘Don’t mention the War!’ episode of Fawlty Towers is of course beyond nonsensical. Both of them were satirising xenophobia and racism. The ‘Loony Left’, or whoever is responsible for these acts of pointless censorship – it could just be over-defensive TV executives – should grow up. And acquire a sense of humour. Where would we British be without that?