MATT GOODWIN: The woke Left and excessive Islamism have joined forces
If you ever needed extra proof that Westminster is dangerously disconnected from the remainder of the nation, look no additional than the occasions of final week.
First got here the sacking of Home Secretary Suella Braverman, swiftly adopted by her resignation letter – learn by 37 million individuals on social media – which blasted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for having didn’t ship on his promise to the British individuals to decrease immigration and cease the cross-Channel boats.
More Britons assist than oppose the Rwanda plan.
People exhibit exterior the constituency workplace of Labour Party chief Sir Keir Starmer
Palestine sit in protest, calling for a Ceasefire Now, at Waterloo station regardless of a bit 14 discover being concern by the police
And regardless of most of them now being completely satisfied that our borders are ‘out of control’, an assortment of activist legal professionals, stress teams and unelected judges, cheered on by the novel woke Left, blocked the one factor that may deter individuals in opposition to coming into the nation illegally.
But extra worrying is what the Supreme Court judgment and the Home Secretary’s sacking says concerning the state of the nation.
With Braverman gone, no frontline politician is left to voice the issues of the overwhelming majority of voters on points similar to immigration, multiculturalism and the breakdown of our borders.
Nor is there anybody who will tackle the 2 large threats which are quickly undermining our shared id, historical past, values and tradition. And what are these threats to Britain, precisely?
The first was on present once more yesterday within the hundred or so rallies held throughout the nation as a part of the ‘Palestinian Day of Action’.
The latest ugly expressions of anti-Semitism and assist for Hamas at these marches represents the creeping and insidious unfold of radical Islamism.
Its hardcore adherents who’re taking to the streets each weekend spout their hatred not solely of Jews and Israel however of Western values and our lifestyle.
There have been requires ‘jihad’ on British streets. Radical preachers have been recorded describing Jews as ‘filth’ and ‘usurpers’, and urging their followers to ‘tear them apart’.
The constituency places of work of some Labour MPs have been vandalised with pink paint by teams chanting ‘shame on you’.
The ‘crime’ of those particular person politicians, a few of whom understandably now worry for his or her households’ security, is to haven’t voted for the Scottish National Party’s movement final Wednesday that referred to as for a ceasefire in Gaza.
The crowd proceed to responding to the newest outbreak of violence and the Israeli response in Gaza
Is this what our ancestors, whose reminiscence we solemnly noticed final weekend, fought for?
To see elected representatives and British Jews, very similar to their ancestors in Nazi Germany, scared to depart their properties, go to high school or present their religion?
How has it come to this?
The rise of radical Islamism, I consider, has been facilitated by what Suella Braverman warned about – a long time of mass, uncontrolled and unassimilated immigration that has led to the importation of tribal grievances from overseas into British communities.
The Government has not solely didn’t deport overseas nationals who brazenly glorify Islamist terror, however a minimum of one senior Hamas militant has been granted British citizenship, in addition to social housing and welfare assist.
Much of that is being enabled by the second large risk, which has additionally been obvious in latest weeks: the rise of a radical woke Left, whose supporters have joined marches within the full information that parts inside them are endorsing terrorism and anti-Semitism.
This was greatest symbolised, final week, by former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn refusing greater than a dozen instances throughout a TV interview to name Hamas what it’s – a terrorist group.
As in America, the woke Left is reshaping society round an completely divisive and unBritish worldview which contends that the nation includes solely two competing teams: the morally inferior ‘oppressors’, together with the white majority, Jews and principally all Western nations, and the morally superior ‘oppressed’ minorities, similar to Muslims and different chosen minority teams.
The woke Left argues that our historical past, id and tradition are ‘institutionally racist’, and a supply of disgrace and embarrassment.
They say that it ought to all be revised, if not absolutely ‘deconstructed’, or, in different phrases, overthrown.
The woke Left additionally promotes a essentially flawed mannequin of multiculturalism that fails to combine racial teams into wider British society – it champions the variations amongst them as a substitute of the shared values that bind us all.
Over the final 20 years, this warped worldview has captured among the most necessary and influential establishments in our society – the schools, the BBC, a lot of the media, the artistic industries, large firms and cultural establishments.
Even our major and secondary faculties are actually contaminated with the woke Left’s divisive creeds, similar to radical gender and ‘critical race’ theories which promote the concept racism is entrenched in society and white individuals nonetheless have the whip hand.
The woke Left and radical Islamism usually are not simply feeding off each other however are, collectively, undermining British values which have prevailed for hundreds of years.
Their frequent trigger comes from them sharing many worrying issues in frequent.
Both are intolerant.
They routinely impose non secular, gender or sexual agendas whatever the rights that particular person residents have.
Both are dismissive of the values that lie on the coronary heart of democracy, similar to tolerance, pluralism and free speech.
Both shun severe debate, preferring to indoctrinate the younger by means of religion faculties or woke curriculums, whereas attacking or ‘cancelling’ those that oppose them, variously utilizing expenses of ‘Islamophobia’ or ‘racism’ to silence those that criticise them.
Both are iconoclastic, united in desirous to tear down British establishments, and each are revolutionary, in desirous to essentially rework society.
And each, as we’ve seen just lately, are both brazenly anti-Semitic or keen to march alongside those that are.
The result’s that we now face a poisonous erosion of the sense of shared id, values, tradition and historical past we have now in Britain.
Whether on the Right or Left, none of our leaders seems succesful, and even keen, to defend us from the novel wokeism or excessive Islamism that we’re presently experiencing.
Meanwhile, those that dare problem the consensus in Westminster – from Boris Johnson and Liz Truss to, as we noticed final week, Suella Braverman – have promptly been pushed out of frontline politics.
The return of David Cameron to the Cabinet, a centrist who hasn’t the abdomen to tackle these twin ideological threats, confirms that the towel has been thrown in.
So let me finish by asking a unique query.
The servicemen and girls whose sacrifice we remembered final weekend fought for a Britain that’s free, tolerant and democratic – one which defends our shared values and traditions.
Do right this moment’s leaders have the need to do the identical?