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By Malcolm Armsteen
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My mate Eric Sanders (né Schwarz) crossed several countries to reach Britain in the late 30s.

He fought for Britain in WW2, then, as an Intelligence Officer, took part in the deNazification of Germany and Austria.

War work over he became a teacher and spent forty plus years teaching kids in a fairly deprived area of London, and as a staunch socialist taught me and others our trade. He is remembered with great fondness by his ex-pupils and colleagues. He has made a significant contribution to this country.

He's 100 this year. I wonder how many years he would have had if he had stayed in Vienna after 1938 and the Anschluss. If we as a nation hadn't offered him a place of safety.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:38 am
My mate Eric Sanders (né Schwarz) crossed several countries to reach Britain in the late 30s.

He fought for Britain in WW2, then, as an Intelligence Officer, took part in the deNazification of Germany and Austria.

War work over he became a teacher and spent forty plus years teaching kids in a fairly deprived area of London, and as a staunch socialist taught me and others our trade. He is remembered with great fondness by his ex-pupils and colleagues. He has made a significant contribution to this country.

He's 100 this year. I wonder how many years he would have had if he had stayed in Vienna after 1938 and the Anschluss. If we as a nation hadn't offered him a place of safety.
Great example Malcolm.

If we could shift the discussion beyond the bedraggled boat people to the 30 years contribution to the host nation we would be getting somewhere.

I'm not optimistic about such things.
I look at the USA - where "Arrive with just your clothes and make yourself" was once embedded in the culture.
Now almost half of them want walls to keep the "others" out.

Classic Patel in an "I'll be the last one to benefit" way.
 
By Andy McDandy
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To paraphrase Tyrion Lannister, we've had vicious home secretaries, and idiotic home secretaries, but now we've got a vicious idiot as home secretary.
 
By Oblomov
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When I consider her, Mark Francois, Douglas Carswell, and Norman Tebbitt, it appears that Essex has much to atone for.
 
By Andy McDandy
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If he was a real man he'd have stayed behind and fought*.

*This one pisses me off a lot. Vladek Spiegelman, the subject of, and father of the author of, the brilliant "Maus", fought in the Polish army in 1939 and still ended up in Auschwitz. Thankfully he survived, but it just shows up the macho bullshit, one last push booster rhetoric for what it is.
 
By crabcakes_windermere
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Patel is more or less the ultimate evolution of the conservative. Mindbendingly stupid, blatantly greedy, on record as being corrupt, utterly incapable of empathy, a nasty little bully, an obsequious suck-up, and desperate to embellish her own privilege by making sure no one can have what she (or at least her parents) got.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Alf Dubs - Kindertransport
Lucien Freud
Jacob Epstein
Saatchi Brothers
Montague Burton (Burton's Tailors)
Michael Marks (M&S)
George Weidenfeld (publisher)
Alec Issigonis
Lakshmishankar Pathak (Patak sauces)
Rashmi Thakrar (Tilda)
Wyclef Jean
Freddie Mercury
Sigmund Freud
Lord Claus Moser (statistician)
Dame Stephanie Shirley (Kindertransport)
Ben Elton
Lew Grade
Paul Hamlyn (Publisher)

and of course

Jesus
 
By The Red Arrow
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You knew it would get even sillier, didn't you, groovers?

Can I have a competent, non-corrupt government with no proven and disgraced literal traitors in it, please?
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By satnav
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You have to laugh at the likes of Patel and Cleverly slagging off a highly successful business given that neither of them have had any kind of business success before entering parliament. Patel did a bit of work in PR and Cleverly was a part-time soldier and was given various jobs by Boris Johnson when Johnson was mayor of London.
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