I have watched some of the coverage today in the debate on President Trumps state visit to the United Kingdom. There is no doubt that Donald Trump says stupid things, even disgusting things, but when you listen to some of our politicians, from all parties, you would think that he is the most disgusting human being ever to have been born. Now I am in no way condoning anything this man says, as I said he is beyond stupid at times, but the hypocrisy is disgusting about how President Trump is going to visit ‘our Queen’.
Our very own Prince Philip, you know the man who is married to ‘our Queen’ has made some equally disgusting comments in the past and I don’t recall a million people demanding he be removed from his position or his residency being revoked, he is after all an immigrant and the Tories love to hate immigrants don’t they! Here is a wee list of Philips Greatest Hits.
To female sea cadet last year(2013): “Do you work in a strip club?”
His description of Beijing, during a visit there in 1986: “Ghastly.”
To deaf children by steel band, 2000: “Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf.”
To a tourist in Budapest in 1993: “You can’t have been here long, you haven’t got a pot belly.”
To a British trekker in Papua New Guinea, 1998: “You managed not to get eaten then?”
Peering at a fuse box in a Scottish factory, he said: “It looks as though it was put in by an Indian.”
To Lockerbie residents after plane bombing, 1993: “People say after a fire it’s water damage that’s the worst. We’re still drying out Windsor Castle.”
To a woman solicitor, 1987: “I thought it was against the law for a woman to solicit.”
On the 1981 recession: “A few years ago, everybody was saying we must have more leisure, everyone’s working too much. Now everybody’s got more leisure time they’re complaining they’re unemployed. People don’t seem to make up their minds what they want.”
After Dunblane massacre, 1996: “If a cricketer suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, are you going to ban cricket bats?”
To Scottish driving instructor, 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”
To schoolboy who invited the Queen to Romford, Essex, 2003: “Ah, you’re the one who wrote the letter. So you can write then?”
What a charmer.
Or Boris Johnson, ‘our Foreign Secretary’
“For 10 years we in the Tory party have become used to Papua New Guinea-style orgies of cannibalism and chief-killing and so it is with a happy amazement that we watch as the madness engulfs the Labour party .”
On Liverpool “flawed psychological state” that encouraged them to “wallow in their ‘victim status’” and fail to accept that the city’s misfortunes, such as the Hillsborough disaster, were their fault.
Mr Johnson described US President Barack Obama as a “part-Kenyan” who harboured an “ancestral dislike” of Britain, after the president came out in favour of the Remain campaign.
“What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies,” he wrote. It also mentioned “watermelon smiles”.
The list can go on and on. The point I am trying to make is that while President Trump is not the smartest cookie ever elected we are a bit rich to be throwing stones and maybe some of the outrage at his visit should be directed at our own Government. A Government elected by just 36% of the popular vote, a UK with an unelected head of state, a UK that sanctions the poorest and most vulnerable, a UK that sells arms to Saudi Arabia to bomb children with. Again the crimes of Britain are too numerous to mention.
Now I wouldn’t give President Trump a state visit, but I wouldn’t give anyone a state visit. However, what I can’t stand is the outrage of politicians who should show a bit more outrage at how shit this country is. I don’t doubt many will disagree but this is my opinion and I make no apology for it.