Blood lines

The British National Party’s election broadcast anchors itself on the idea that because Britons fought for Britain in World War II, Britain (and, presumably, the UK) should be for Britons. Were British war heroes alive today, speculates the broadcast, they might “turn in their graves” to see “sponger” immigrants coming to the country. But Indian and other immigrants who came over in the 50s and 60s and did some work are fine and the BNP likes them.

Not that there’s much need to pass comment on this, but it’s interesting to see that a “sponger” living off the state with a British grandfather who fought in WW2 is just dandy, while a Pole who himself — not his grandfather or his aunt — does the plumbing 14 hours a day is vermin. What a headache they’ll have when they turn their minds to the Ghurkas…