Some of you may have seen that Basildon Council are planning to evict about 100 Irish travellers from land on which they’ve illegally built. The issue is simple. They did what travellers regularly do: Buy green belt land for a song, then begin gradually building on it. When the local authority protests they (the travellers) use the law and their carefully cultivated state of victimhood to procrastinate, all the time extending their domain.
Well, it seems for once the authorities aren’t going to be intimidated by threats of violence or cries of racism. And yes, these red-haired, freckly skinned, blue-eyed travellers are apparently a different race to the British. Mind you, the way Britain is going, such people will eventually be a minority race in a sea of brown and black.
On this latter point I laughed out loud at that batty old hag Vanessa Redgrave. She described the knackers as ‘this strong, wise and gentle community’. Now I could pick out every single adjective in the full Oxford Dictionary and the very last one I’d apply to travellers is ‘gentle’. Oh boy! Gentle they are NOT. Jesus, how divorced from reality can you get?
So anyway, I wish Basildon Council well. Ignore cries of racism, discrimination, the conveniently ill granny who’ll be shunted out in front of the cameras at eviction time, and apply the law. Just as you would to a law-abiding Englishman.
On reflection, Irish travellers and blacks share several key defining characteristics:
() The belief that the law does not apply to them, and any enforcement represents discrimination
() High levels of dishonesty
() Astonishing levels of violence
() See living off welfare as the natural and fair order of things
() Whenever they arrive in a locality there’s an immediate increase in robberies and violence, while filth and litter proliferate
() If they stay, normal law-abiding citizens move out
So good luck to Basildon Council.