Michael Rosen echoes Gary Lineker’s comment in speech outside Downing Street
Author Michael Rosen echoed Gary Lineker’s statement about perceived similarities between the language used around the Government and Nazi immigration policies, while speaking on an outside stage Downing Street.
The children’s award winner quoted Lineker in a speech condemning the Illegal Migration Bill and Suella Braverman’s rhetoric in front of hundreds of protesters who marched to Whitehall.
Rosen, 76, addressed the crowd after a speech by former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is now an independent MP after losing the whip.
I think this Government is playing a very dangerous game, they are spreading fear among people, especially fear of strangers.author and poet Michael Rosen
The author of We’re going On A Bear Hunt said: “Suella Braverman stood in the (Community) House of Commons and spoke vaguely of the connection between people arriving in small boats and drug crimes.
“Note also Braverman’s use of the word ‘obsession’ – she said she has an ‘obsession’ with planes leaving for Rwanda.
“That is precisely to appease us all at the idea that it is legal to import people to another country, legal, and that someone at the highest authority in the country, if she has If you can have this obsession, it has to be true, legal, and sane. , when in fact it is not reasonable.
“People have asked, as we know, to Gary Lineker, was that the German language in the 1930s?
“He used the word ‘not the same’ – he didn’t say it was the same.
“There was talk at the time that people inevitably or often become criminals that need to be eliminated.”
Speaking to the PA news agency shortly after, Mr Rosen said he attended the rally because he felt it was “very important” to show “we are on the side of the refugees” by protesting. Illegal Migration Bill.
He said: “I think this Government is playing a very dangerous game, they are instilling fear in the people, especially the fear of strangers.
“This is a very old game of blaming and blaming everyone – the vulnerable – and saying to the poor and the unhappy: ‘what makes you poor and what makes you unhappy? Happiness is because these people come in small boats’.
“This is what the Government does to consolidate power, they are very, very worried that they will lose power.
“It’s a game played in the 1940s, there’s a word that went viral around the fascists in the 1930s, a German word, ‘fremdmoral’, which means alien morality.”
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In a tweet shared on March 7, Lineker, 62, described the immigration bill as “an incredibly cruel policy that targets the most vulnerable in a language that is not the same as the one in the country.” used by Germany in the 1930s”.
He was temporarily suspended from broadcasting by the BBC in a follow-up row for his impartiality, but returned to the screens on Saturday to cover the FA Cup match between Manchester City and Burnley.
The Illegal Migration Bill, introduced last week, stipulates that refugees arriving in the UK via unauthorized means – such as crossing the English Channel by boat – will be treated as no may accept their asylum claim.
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