Wednesday, June 04, 2014
This is not my country
Regular readers of this blog (Sid and Doris Blogger) will know that I am a commuter.
I'm on a train from London to Brighton (as I so often am).
In years of commuting (including all manner of disruption) I think I have never been as angry.
At Victoria Station this evening, British Transport Police were herding an (exclusively black) group against a wall.
When challenged they could provide no justification for their conduct.
It was plain that the Transport Police (for whom we pay to police the transport network) were acting as agents of the Border Agency.
It is intolerable that our fellow citizens should be treated in this way.
It is intolerable that our fellow human beings should be treated in this way.
I do not recognise (or claim any affinity with) a country in which we accept this.
I withdraw my consent to be governed in such an outrageously discriminatory way.
It is the duty of trade unionists to oppose such discrimination.
Let's oppose this wholeheartedly.
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