Sunday, February 07, 2016

Show them a picture of the Queen and they will not know her

In this Independent article by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown she refers to a straw poll she conducted in "west" London:  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/ethnic-minorities-are-being-sold-poisionous-lies-on-the-benefits-of-brexit-a6859651.html

Obviously inadequate, and presented in a rather vacuous way, the article nevertheless had the following:

I talked to Abroon, a Somali who works in a gym. He has many Polish friends but wants out: “Too many of them coming. No houses for them. Look how many shops they have. Not good. Send them back. They not refugees [sic].” 

Suresh Patel, a newsagent, is with Priti Patel and Khalid Mahmood: “Let us get out. These Europeans must go home. Send them away. So then our people can come. Our culture fits better. My brother’s family wants to move from India. No chance today. England and we have long relationship. The country got rich from the Raj. These people, who are they? Show them a picture of the Queen and they will not know her.” 

Mr Hussain, the Turkish grocer, doesn’t like the EU because they hate Turkey and those people in Brussels control everything. I argued with him but it was hopeless.

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