Just read the comments on the Huff Post article and see the callous, racist, genocidal attitudes expressed, outright joy in some cases. This is England at it's most honest.
"Many callers were sympathetic to her views with one simply saying: "If the boat sinks then tough""
And in a time when more people will sign a petition to defend a racist, abusive millionaire tv presenter, than to defend the NHS, does anyone really believe working class England will open its doors, its communities, its hospitals and its hearts in solidarity with their fellow workers dying in their hundred, thousands in search of an honest days labour across the water? Or that rather they will join in the jokes where the punchline is a 21st century holocaust?
Katie Hopkins, Nigel Farage, Jeremy Clarkson and their ilk are not the exception. They are the honest voice of the mainstream. From city boardrooms to small town boozers, they are the Voice of England. Colonial, white, racist and without compassion or concern in defence of good old British tradition of laughing in the face of those you throw to the waves.
- James Stuart