A lot of people have winced at the bile coming out of Amber Rudd’s Conservative Party Conference speech. Rudd said she wanted company’s to disclose who foreign workers are and “ensure people coming here are filling gaps in the labour market, not taking jobs British people could do”. Now there is a lot of discussion in the news and on social media of the striking similarities between Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speech and Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
These comparisons should not been made lightly. But then the real danger that our country is in with the divisive rhetoric coming of the Conservatives shouldn’t be taken lightly either.
On LBC James O’Brien makes the startling comparisons just as UKIP’s Nigel Farage returns and praises Theresa May’s tough Brexit stance;
“I want to read you something from Amber Rudd’s speech yesterday. ‘For the state must draw a sharp line of distinction between those who, as members of the nation, are the foundation and support of its existence and greatness, and those who are domiciled in the state, simply as earners of their livelihood there.
Very important that firms declare how much of their workforce is foreign because they’re just domiciled in this state simply as earners of their livelihood there. They’re not members of the nation, they’re not members of the foundation and the support of the nation’s existence and greatness.
You have to have a sharp line of distinction between those who are members of the nation and those who are just domiciled here as earners of their livelihoods.
No, that wasn’t from Amber Rudd’s speech yesterday, I’m really sorry, that’s from Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.”
People are tired of the status quo and the inequality in our country. But rather than reflect on the reality that great imbalances in our society have been caused by cuts through their failed austerity programme, the Tories would rather deflect attention to foreign scapegoats.
This is unacceptable.