MIGRANTS wanting “revenge” for Britain’s colonial past is one of the biggest factors for the silent majority not being able to speak freely about political and religious ideology, Anne Marie Waters today claimed.
The leader of For Britain was speaking after being asked why anti-Islamisation parties in other major European countries had gained far greater traction in terms of their message resonating with mainstream voters. Marine Le Pen’s Front National gained 11 million votes in last year’s French presidential election, Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) celebrated a historic third place with 13% of the electorate, while Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) is now the second largest in the Netherlands.
Yet in Britain, despite polls consistently showing that mass uncontrolled immigration from Muslim-majority countries is a huge concern, no political party has even come close to making similar inroads.
“It does feel different in this country, it does. And it’s a very good question and a key question because if we could answer that we could figure out a clearer way forward,” she told Shy Society.
“It sounds simplistic to dismiss it as ‘Britain is more political correct’ but actually I think a lot of it is. A lot of that has to do with British self-image – even the British Empire – and the fact that people from former empire countries now live here in large numbers and are still carrying that hatred – almost that revenge – that desire for revenge against Britain.
“And for a large part I think Britain has accepted that attitude from many migrants and immigrants – not all – for decades now with almost an apologetic stance. I think the feeling is much stronger here even than Germany. Yes, the Germans are steeped in guilt as well – but they weren’t quite the world power in the sense that Britain was. Germany did terrible things in the last century which need no introduction, but it didn’t have a global empire in the way that Britain did. And I think that’s a very large part of it – there’s still massive guilt over having a world empire and much of that world empire is now living in Britain itself and it has brought that resentment with it.”
The ex-UKIP leadership candidate says it is a deeply-engrained trait which far-left ideologies have continually manipulated in order to gradually erode the British way of life.
“Of course the left being anti-British has fostered this situation, and exploited it, and used it to attack traditional British institutions for example,” she added. “And it’s been that sort of perfect storm, but I do definitely believe the empire is at the heart of why Britain is now in a worse position in terms of speaking the truth than other European countries.”
Missed part one of our interview with Anne Marie? Read it here.
Standing up for those without a voice in Britain
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