Yesterday we saw the return to traditional Tory politics as David Cameron once again played the race card, not for nothing did former Labour giant Nye Bevin famously describe them (the Tories) as vermin. The race card has for long been a safe fallback position for the Tories when things are going badly as they are now doing. Cuts are biting and their lickspittle friends in the Liberal Democrats are starting to wobble as Mr. Cellophane Vince Cable describes PM Cameron's remarks as "very unwise" he goes on to say what everyone knows but some want to deny that high profile remarks like his on immigration can and do lead to extremists seeing the green light to attack immigrants. This is the same Tory Party who ran an anti immigration campaign in the notorious Smethwick by election in 1964 where their candidate; a local Tory thug campaigned under the slogan "if you want a nigger for a neighbour vote Liberal or Labour" this was back in the days when the Liberal Party actually stood for something decent, the Tories will never change.
Here we are 47 years on and the Tories once again drag the country into the gutter by stirring up trouble over immigration; the reasons? There are two - 1/ there are a lot of racist people about and many of them are Tories and 2/ Elections are looming and the Tories don't mind who gets hurt when they are after votes. Cameron's statement that net immigration will come down to tens of thousands rather than hundreds of thousands is made against a backdrop of polls suggesting that fewer people are concerned about immigration now than they have been for the past 9 years, the last thing Cameron and the right wing want is harmony. Harmony does not suit them hence the despicable attempt to stir up trouble. Conventional wisdom suggests that Cameron's rhetoric is not achievable which makes it even more obvious that it's a stunt to gain votes, unfortunately innocent people will now sleep more uneasily because of his posturing and people will suffer as the knuckle dragging racist morons take succour from his weasel words.
Cameron is doing what unsavoury Tories have done before him and used scare tactics to win votes as well as ingratiating himself with the Tory right wing, he doesn't care about the consequences and neither do his Liberal democrat partners who will do as they are told even in the knowledge that this is right wing racist politics of the worst kind. The skinheads, football hooligans, the BNP, The English Defence league and closet racists everywhere are celebrating again. The obsequious Labour MP Frank Field predictably joins in currying favour with what he calls the majority over the liberal elite, there is another word for that Mr. Field it's called mob rule, history teaches us some good examples of where targeting people who are seen as different can lead us.
The British National party accused the prime minister of poaching one of its own policies in the election build-up. What more needs to be said, I can hear our very own Liberal Democrat leader Eileen McCartin harumphing her support for this Cameron initiative already.