No one’s laughing now

THE UK: Is now recognised as one of the most diverse nations on the planet.

THE UK: Is now recognised as one of the most diverse nations on the planet.

WHY is everyone still screaming that Britain needs more diversity? The UK is now recognised as one of the most diverse nations on the planet. Instead of wasting energy by constantly complaining, why don’t those affected welcome this situation with open arms and start acting with some positivity?

As Shakespeare observed; ‘Methinks thou doth protest too much.’ I can’t help becoming even more convinced that those who continue to condemn British society actually thrive on animosity, refusing to accept the truth in case they are deprived of something to vent their hatred on! Let’s just have a brief look at these ‘lack of UK diversity’ accusations.

To date, with very few exceptions, every family based commercial on British TV depicts a mixed marriage. Practically all the ads that use a number of actors, portray an (often ludicrous) cross section of casts with ethnic backgrounds. Neither of these situations is a true reflection of life across the UK and is therefore either a minority appeaser, or some form of majority brainwashing – and is also by its very definition blatantly racist!

A large number of major league football teams are partially, or in some cases predominately ethnic. Athletes, particularly runners, are almost all from immigrant heritage and any accusation of racism (predominately aimed at the indigenous population) is dropped on by the law like a ton of bricks. The long suffering British population has bent over backwards to accept and encourage diversity into a country which, after recovering from two World Wars, became open and ready to accept many from other less fortunate cultures.

But to see its generosity and welcome rewarded by ‘no go areas,’ terrorism, religious fanaticism, culture attack and nothing but insults and ingratitude – is quite understandably getting large numbers of them the terrible hump!  The ‘far right’ was initially blamed as instigators of this UK dissent, and was quite rightly chastised for it.

Unfortunately, with the blatant, unchecked reversed racism of ‘comedians’ like Nish Kumar, plus the disgraceful racist lyrics and comments of ‘Rapper Dave’ at the awful Brit awards, exponents of the not-so far right are actually beginning to think those a bit ‘further over’ may have had a point.

Last week the Bafta awards were also criticised for not including enough diversity among the winners. Well, possibly there weren’t enough who were worthy of awards! We cannot fall into the trap of favouring people simply because of their ethnic heritage or gender. If we do, we will not only lower our standards, but also be in real danger of provoking even further disquiet by denying recognition of those who may be far more deserving.

This whole diversity and ‘snowflake’ driven human rights situation is sowing seeds of discontent that, if unchecked, will continue to grow and flourish into a full scale civil conflict that could leave large sections of the UK’s major cities resembling Beirut.

Exactly the words I used in a column 25 years ago; where it was laughed at and called a ‘Leapy rant.’ Well no one’s laughing now are they?

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Leapy Lee

Like Marmite, you either love Leapy or hate him. His controversial views and long-standing column make him one of the Euro Weekly News´ most-read columnists.