Melanie Phillips is quite simply beyond parody. Absolutely ‘unspoofable’. Her articles in the Daily Mail and comments on TV and radio would be hilarious if not for the fact that millions of poor unsuspecting types mistake what she says for fact based analysis.
Her article in today’s Mail proves the case. It is entitled ‘At last we know the truth: Labour despises anyone who loves Britain, its values and its history’, which would be quite enough hysterical make believe on its own.
Melanie tells us:
The Government embarked on a policy of mass immigration to change Britain into a multicultural society – and they kept this momentous aim secret from the people whose votes they sought.
Worse still, they did this knowing that it ran directly counter to the wishes of those voters, whose concerns about immigration they dismissed as racist; and they further concealed official warnings that large-scale immigration would bring about significant increases in crime.
The fantasy continues:
There could scarcely be a more profound abuse of the democratic process than to set out to destroy a nation’s demographic and cultural identity through a conscious deception of the people of that nation. It is an act of collective national treachery.
This would simply not be out of place on the British National Party website. Indeed, the article has attracted in the comment thread below it a number of people who clearly hold white supremacist views. It is dangerous, malevolent gutter journalism such as this that paves the way for the growth of fascism. By distorting reality and turning the world on its head, it feeds a nightmare vision of modern day Britain that leads inexorably to racist violence.