Following the appearance of UKIP’s comedy leader Paul Nuttall on The Andy Marr Show (tm) yesterday morning, we can now see the party’s “Integration Agenda” in all its glory. And the one inescapable conclusion is that this is a conflation of ignorance, bigotry, racism, Islamophobia and stupidity far beyond anything that the Kippers have so far managed. It is little more than the Nuremberg Laws under another name.
I keep pulling the f***in' trigger, but me keks keep on burnin'
Under the routinely fraudulent claim “Our bold new integration agenda aims to bring communities together”, this is what Nuttall and his gang of frauds are proposing.
“Pass a law against the wearing of face coverings in public places. Face coverings are a deliberate barrier to integration and, in many contexts, a security risk too. The time has come to outlaw them. People should show their face in a public place”.
Is UKIP proposing to abolish the motorcycle helmet law? Or is it suggesting that all those Muslim women who it is really targeting will be OK, providing they all buy scooters? Will this also apply to their pals in the EDL? And what about surgeons and other operating theatre staff? Those operating welding equipment? Beekeepers? Brides-to-be? Anyone wearing fancy dress, including perhaps Paul Nuttall Horror Masks?
“Abolish postal voting on demand and return to a higher threshold of demonstrable need before a postal vote is granted. Postal votes on demand have led to a boom in electoral fraud and vote-stealing, especially among minority communities”.
Nigel “Thirsty” Farage making excuses for UKIP’s crap electoral performance by claiming that the ghastly brown people stitched his team up does not constitute evidence of electoral fraud. Get some proper evidence and stop lying.
“Explicitly ban sharia - which is intended as a rival legal system and which undermines women’s rights - from being applied in the UK and establish a legal commission to draw up proposals to disband sharia courts”.
Where do we start? Sharia is not intended as a rival legal system. Sharia tribunals are perfectly legal, providing they are used as part of civil law - like the Jewish Beth Din. To target Sharia tribunals would be to effectively abolish freedom of religion and to improperly disfavour one religion relative to others.
“Implement school-based medical checks on girls from groups at high risk of suffering FGM. These should take place annually and whenever they return from trips overseas”.
UKIP are suddenly concerned about Female Genital Mutilation, so much so that they want to target just those brown people, and allow them to be invasively examined. Once again, this is disfavouring one group in relation to others. As well as being seriously creepy.
I said "my dog's got no nose"
“Make failure to report an instance of FGM by someone who has knowledge that it has taken place a criminal offence itself. The CPS to operate under a presumption of prosecution of any parent whose daughter has undergone FGM”.
And now the Kippers are demanding collective punishment. Real Nazi stuff.
“In cases where the victims of grooming gangs are of a different racial or religious group than the offenders, the CPS should cite this as an aggravating feature of the offence when prosecuting, opening the way to a longer sentence”.
Who drew this up, the KKK? This is effectively saying that sexual abuse is worse when non-whites do it. It’s a Jim Crow throwback and it’s racism, pure and simple. What’s next on the exemption list, interracial marriage? Pass laws, anyone?
“Immediate closure of schools where there is evidence of Islamist ideology being taught or imposed on children. A moratorium on new Islamic faith schools until substantial progress has been demonstrated in integrating Muslims into mainstream British society”.
More collective punishment, to the extent of harming children’s education.
“CPS and police to be instructed to treat a so-called ‘honour’ dimension of any act of violence as an aggravating factor, leading to it being accorded a higher priority for investigation and prosecution and not a lower one”.
Once again, holding those of non-white ethnic groups to a different standard. Another plainly racist measure.
The only thing missing from this slice of brainless viciousness is the proposal to go the whole hog and force Muslims to wear a yellow crescent on their clothing when they leave the house. It’s that bad.
UKIP has in the past flirted with measures that had the whiff of racism about them. Now the equivocation has vanished, and out have come the jackboots. These are proposals to make brown people second class citizens of the UK.
The protestation that “Islam is not a race, and so it’s not racist” will not wash. This is so little different to the 1960s and 1970s use of the term “Paki” to abuse all brown people - not just those who had connections to Pakistan - as makes no difference.
Paul Nuttall and his fellow Kippers should hang their heads in shame, withdraw this deeply offensive set of proposals, and apologise to all concerned. But they are, in all likelihood, too congenitally stupid to do so. As I said, the Nuremberg laws under another name.