“Our governments lack enough people with the fortitude to speak up without fear or favour. Over-regulation, increasing taxes and lack of true representation are affecting our way of life. I feel very much for the young ones. Once it was common for them to own their own home. Not now. It’s a harder place. Sadly, the land of opportunity is no more applicable.”
It is a common enough sentiment, expressed as people bale out of the UK and settle in greener pastures.
What makes this quote truly unique is that it was spoken by a woman who is emigrating to the UK, not from it.
Pauline Hanson’s name is not well known in Europe, in Australia it is a byword for ‘racist’ politics.
Pauline founded the ‘One Nation’ party in Queensland 10 years ago which bore a remarkable similarity to Nick Griffin’s BNP.
It appealed to a section of the population that feared government policies were favouring migrants and the indigenous aboriginal population. She enjoyed remarkable success following a skillful campaign in 1998 when the party won 22% of the vote in Queensland and thus had 11 MPs .
However, since those heady days, and following a sometimes less than savoury campaign to halt her popularity by the mainstream parties and internal disputes within her own party, Pauline has decided that she has ‘had enough’ and has sold her million dollar home.
“I want peace in my life. I want contentment, and that’s what I’m aiming for.”
Naturally, someone who has had enough of multi-culturalism and with a million dollars in the bank and thus the entire world to choose from – heads to Britain…
I do not believe for one nano-second that Ms Hanson is heading to Britain for contentment or peace. I think she is heading to Britain because it is multi-culturalism central and she is an experienced rabble rouser who is practised in the ways in which single issue parties can challenge the established big boys.
Ms Hanson holds a dual Australian/British passport, so will not be barred from entering Britain with the same unpleasant ease that Gert Wilders or Michael Savage were.
I predict we will hear a lot more of her over the coming year, if only because Ms Hanson may well be fleeing from more than political disenchantment. Her enemies have been fighting dirty. Hence the picture with the wet fish, not there to arouse Obnoxio who is rumoured to be partial to a wet fish or two, but because it is actually quite difficult to find a picture of Ms Hanson with her clothes on.
Those of you who were teenagers in the liberated 70s may remember an unfeasably endowed young man known as Long Dong Silver. Whether male or female, you were possibly so mesmerised by Long Dong’s physical attributes that you paid no attention to the lady who was the subject of his, ahem, long range, attentions. Even the relatively sober Brisbane Times has been giving prominence to still shots from those days – in true Daily Mail style, only in order to publicise the fact that The Sunday Telegraph had been forced to apologise for stating that they emphatically were Ms Hanson, not to indulge in tittle tattle you know.
A shame Nick Griffin is already married; she would have made the perfect bride for him.
Politics may be livening up!