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Laura Perrins: Lefties portray the UK as a sexist, racist swamp. So why do refugees make a beeline for us?


My goodness!  Do these refugees know what they are letting themselves in for? It is ironic, is it not, that the Left is now desperate to offer sanctuary to refugees in a country that they frequently condemn as racist, sexist and classist?

When the liberals are not gripped by a good crisis and partaking in some serious moral preening, they are forever telling us how Britain is a rubbish place to live in.

It was only on Monday that Woman’s Hour dedicated a significant section to Britain’s ‘rape culture.’ This rape culture exists not just in the corners of this not-so green and unpleasant land, but in the schools, and the universities.

Oh, dear Lord, I hope none of these female refugees are ever offered a place at university in Britain for they will have to deal with the ‘rape culture’ and the ‘lad culture.’ So many nasty cultures to keep up with, so little time.

Just the other day Oxford was slammed as being ‘institutionally sexist’ by some nutter in The Times. And you thought ISIL were the real perpetrators of rape? Well – you have never been in the dreaming spires, my friend.

And then there are the schools – where there are allegedly close to 5,000 incidents of sexual assault reported. It is a ‘wave of school sex abuse by pupils,’ The Guardian tells us.

And we want to inflict this sea of misogyny and everyday sexism (!) on refugees, nearly 20,000 of them? Yesterday a woman had to endure the indignity of being complimented on her photograph by a man. Do the refugees understand how horrid modern Britain is?

And let us not talk about the racism, dear sweet Lord, the racism: sure it is everywhere you look now. You cannot swing a cat these days but hit someone who is racist, or looks racist, or thinks racist thoughts.

Sure even the phrase ‘swing a cat’ is a microaggression that no person should put up with. Some people might even ask a refugee, “where do to you come from?” and we all know that is racist pure and simple.

Listen, I have no big problem housing up to 20,000 refugees (but then I am not on a housing waiting list and neither is Yvette Cooper).

But I do ask for an acknowledgement that the reason why hundreds of thousands of refugees want to come here is because Western institutions and traditions, especially the respect for private property, the respect for the rule of law and the equality between the sexes, is what makes our culture so secure and indeed attractive, not just to refugees fleeing war, but to economic migrants in their thousands.

That small acknowledgement would be nice and then the hippies can get back to their hashtag activism.


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