Hasn’t Britain already done enough to off itself? Must it plunge the suicidal knife even farther into its own entrails? Emma Thompson (along with many others) thinks so. “If these people were white, European, that were coming from some dictatorship in Bosnia. If they were coming I think we would feel quite differently about it.” Maybe some people would. The more important concern, however, is not their race; it’s whether they are coming while adhering to an authoritarian, supremacist and violent political system, and mean to replace the existing one with their own. Emma Thompson would almost certainly say, however, that it is “racist” to oppose that also.
“Britain is RACIST for not taking in more refugees, claims Hollywood star Emma Thompson,” by Tom McTague, MailOnline, September 3, 2015:
Britain is not taking its fair share of refugees from Europe because the public is racist, the Hollywood actress Emma Thompson has claimed.
The Oscar-winning star said the UK’s response to the crisis was ‘really shaming’ and insisted there was ‘plenty of room’ to accept thousands of refugees.
Ms Thompson’s intervention came amid mounting pressure on the government to provide sanctuary for more Syrian families fleeing to Europe.
David Cameron today sought to quell growing public outrage over the humanitarian crisis by promising to ‘fulfil our moral responsibilities’.
He said Britain would continue to accept ‘thousands of people’ as it always has done, but he promised to keep the numbers under review.
The PM blamed the ‘terrible scenes’ of two young Syrian brothers found washed up on a beach in Turkey on ISIS, criminal gangs and Syria’s President Assad.
However, Ms Thompson said the government’s response to the crisis was ‘not good enough’.
Speaking to BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis she added: ‘We have to open our door to more refugees.
‘The idea of 3,000 people in Calais who have been through unspeakable things makes me feel very ashamed.
‘We’re not even missing our quotas. That’s really shaming. So I think it’s got a lot to do with racism.
‘If these people were white, European, that were coming from some dictatorship in Bosnia. If they were coming I think we would feel quite differently about it.’…