The noble Baroness Warsi of Dewsbury
So, Baroness Warsi has resigned from the current shabby, unprincipled Coalition Government ostensibly because of its policy towards Gaza and failure to condemn the Israelis. However, it is not clear to me, despite the plethora of words she has expended on attempting to justify her tantrum, precisely what it is she takes great exception to, if other than an assertion that the Government and David Cameron has not said the right thing, again, whatever that might be.
Given that the dispute in Gaza in its various manifestations is basically between followers of Islam and adherents of Judaism, and Baroness Warsi is a Muslim, she is susceptible to that well known Mandy Rice-Davies rejoinder that ‘she would say that, wouldn’t she’. The point here is that Warsi cannot be seen to do or say the proper thing here, thus falling short of the second element of public service; the first is doing the proper thing of course. In short her position is compromised at the outset, just as Jews are; Miliband please note.
Since the 6th Century England has been a Christian nation and, for almost half a millennium, Protestant with much blood and pain having been expended on establishing and reinforcing this state. Sayeeda Hussain Warsi does not conform to this norm. Indeed, she was not elected to the British Parliament, but was yet another of Cameron’s unrepresentative appointees to the unrepresentative Lords, but this need not necessarily have been the case.
Warsi was born in England and is yet another of immigrant stock who does not identify with England and the English. Instead, she chooses to cling to a separate non-English identity, an attitude which has been fostered in England by Scots, Welsh, Irish , Northern Irish and Brits in power over England, whilst encouraging inhabitants of Scotland and Wales and now Cornwall to promote their separate separate identities. Those in power most noticeably excluding the English, are bent on destroying England and with it English identity.
Sayeeda Hussein Warsi merging with the political establishment
Warsi does not represent me, but then, neither does the addled British Parliament. Addressing the problem of Palestine, more precisely that of the Gaza Strip, it does seem to me that this is yet another sphere of foreign policy in which there are double standards writ large.
Here, we have a small state governed by a party, Hamas, pledged to “kill all jews” and to “drive them into the sea”. This state places rocket launchers amongst its civilian population, often without their awareness let alone their agreement, and fires hundreds of those rockets into Israel. Would such a totalitarian state be tolerated in (say) any EU country and, if it came into existence, would no collective action be taken to remedy its condition? I believe the answer would be ‘no’, one need only to recall Jörg Haider and the intervention of EU countries some fourteen years ago in Austria’s affairs by reason of his perceived unacceptability. Surely, the Hamas government of the Gaza Strip is infinitely worse, yet no constructive collective action has been attempted to remedy the situation, merely much hand-wringing over the terrible loss of life and supply of ‘humanitarian aid’.
Attempting to coerce Israel into an agreement with a regime dedicated to destroying Israel can be no more than a short term fix which has no prospect of permanent peaceful coexistence but will prolong the agony. So much for humanitarian aid! You couldn’t script it, but then, there is no need, this is the pathetic reality given the political pygmies in power!
Salmond frequently opines that the best people to govern Scotland are those who live there, 82% of which identify themselves as Scottish. For my part, I say England is best governed by the people who live in England and identify with us, not those from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and elsewhere who have amply demonstrated THEIR double standards towards England.