Last week Laura Perrins achieved something remarkable: a defence of Nigel Farage that changed people’s minds on this much parodied figure. The article was read far and wide, drawing many readers to TCW for the first time. It encapsulated the mission of this website: a conservative view, supporting rights and freedom for women, unbridled by political correctness.
Nigel Farage, according to Laura, does more to protect women than any other politician because he speaks out on widespread sexual abuse by a worrying large number of Muslim men – in established communities and in the mass influx arising from the current migration crisis. One does not need to support Ukip or be prejudiced to see that on this specific problem, he is telling the truth. In the same week, two news stories vindicated Farage’s stance.
In Rotherham, where the white middle class ranks of social workers, police and councillors turned a blind eye to the rampant rape of vulnerable white girls, a new report suggests that the cases may number as many as ten thousand. Think about that: ten thousand women who will live with the trauma of sexual assault, compounded by the realisation that society did not want to know. Every day such women see passing taxis and wonder: was he one of my violators?
The other story is a wake-up call to all those virtue-signallers with their ‘refugees welcome’ placards. A girl of the tender age of 14 was walking in a park in Newcastle when she was surrounded and allegedly sexually assaulted by four Syrian males. Is Nigel Farage’s warning of a repeat of new year’s eve in Cologne really so foul? Female commentators of The Guardian or BBC must be aware of the risk of hordes of young men arriving here from a cultural and religious background where women are treated as second-class citizens. The public lashing of females in Iran and Saudi Arabia after a scent of perfume was detected by a mullah; honour killings here in Blighty for refusing to be married to an aged relative in the Punjab. Yet the media progressives choose to deny these depravities, and to keep focusing on the ‘everyday sexism’ of white men. It’s always easier to write about a ‘Free the Nipple’ parade in Brighton than Muslim misogyny (wasn’t that topless march tilting at windmills – I look forward to the next one in Tower Hamlets).
The difficulty for Farage is that the default mechanism of much of the educated middle class is displacement. They can hurl eggs at the pantomime baddy rather than face uncomfortable fact. I first came across this tendency twenty year ago, when a young woman was talking to a male friend on a bus, as I sat behind. The woman had been robbed in the street, and went to a police station to report this. Taking a description of the attacker, the desk officer had predicted a young black male. She had been violated, her purse and personal belongings stolen, but suddenly this racist response became the crime. Once this tirade had finished, her friend meekly asked about the appearance of the robber. ‘Well, okay he was black, but that’s not the point’. Women like this do not help themselves.
Meanwhile that growing laddie Owen Jones was being treated to a reality check on The Guardian website. Having flirted with the idea of leaving the EU, Owen has now made it his business to shepherd Labour supporters into the Remain pen. I strongly recommend a perusal of the comments on his article, because they reveal the chasm that has developed between the professional party line and the needs of the people that Labour was originally meant to represent. From the 6222 comments (on my last reading), here is a selection of the most ‘liked’ contributions: –
Labour has two weeks to reach them? It has been deriding them as stupid, bigoted, xenophobic and not worth engaging with for the past 15 years. It’s a bit late to reach out now. [BeeDelaney]
The white working class has suffered four decades of abuse and humiliation from the privileged elite that hijacked the Labour Party. [SickOfYourHate]
Northern Labour are turning to Brexit because of disingenuous articles by the likes of Owen Jones. I imagine it might be as they see their culture decimated, their schools filling up, their GP surgeries with queues outside, their wages held back through unlimited workers from Eastern Europe, and when they are told by Owen they are stupid to believe the Leave camp they must think – why on earth should we listen to a condescending liberal media t**t who has no idea of the struggles we have. [Familyg]
Good of Owen and his Oxbridge Grauniad colleagues to let us working class know how we feel, and what Labour must do to get us in line. [Vaedictorian]
The referendum result is extremely difficult to predict, and neither side can be confident, whatever a favourable opinion poll suggests. Canvassing for Leave yesterday in a blue-collar suburb, I was struck by how many people have taken the earliest opportunity to exercise their democratic right. A selective sample perhaps, but I would hazard a guess that the postal votes have already stacked up to give a bloody nose to the establishment. Labour Europhiles will be out in force this week. But it may be too little, too late. When Cameron or Corbyn asks if we want ‘Farage’s Britain’, it cannot be worse than theirs.