David Lammy MP Ė An Enthusiastic Remainer
David Lammy MP, is a vociferous supporter of the European Union and a critic of the British peopleís referendum. He is well known for his affection for the EU. Like many other Labour MPs he is not afraid to stand shoulder to shoulder with Goldman Sachs in opposing the will of the British people. Personally, I wouldnít want to have anything to do with any cause endorsed by Goldman Sachs but Mr Lammy seems happy enough.
Mr Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham, is a former Higher Education and Skills Minister in a Labour Government. He is not on the front bench anymore and has claimed that this is because of `the white men who run my partyí. Maybe he hasnít noticed that Diane Abbott is much the same colour as he is.
Immediately after the referendum, Lammy called on Parliament to vote against the peopleís clear decision to leave the European Union. He said that the referendum was advisory and not binding, and seemed to feel that he and other MPs (most of whom were long-term Europhiles) knew better than 17.4 million Britons.
In the weeks and months that followed Lammy, a keen tweeter, became an increasingly hysterical opponent of the decision by the British people and an enthusiastic proponent of a second referendum. Since he had claimed that the first one was not binding he was presumably demanding a second chance for the British to vote and to be ignored.
To be honest I found some of his comments rather offensive. He is reported to have claimed that Leavers won the Referendum because of `rich, old white guysí. I wonder how he would regard a suggestion that the Remainers lost the Referendum because of `poor, young black guysí. Bizarrely, he has even been reported to have compared Brexiteers to Nazis! He seems unaware that the EU was founded by Nazis.
He doesnít appear to mind that the EUís 40 founding fathers were rich, old white guys (who were also Nazis or Nazi supporters) and that the EUís current leaders are all rich, old white guys. There seems to me to be some lack of consistency here.
Still, since Lammy clearly thinks he knows better than the British people what is good for Britain it is perhaps worth looking a little more closely at his record.
1. Lammy claimed that he was raised in a family dependent upon tax credits. However, tax credits were not introduced until he was 31 years old.
2. Lammy attacked the BBC for wondering about the colour of the smoke likely to appear from the Vatican when the cardinals met to choose a Pope. The BBC had reported that the smoke would be white or grey and Lammy appeared to regard this as potentially racist. The Vatican has, of course, recorded the choosing of a new Pope with this smoke signal for some time. Indeed, they were even doing it before tax credits were introduced.
3. Lammy claimed (in 2012) that absent fathers were a key cause of knife crime. He said that most young people who have stabbed someone to death come from single parent families. In 2019 he was outraged when a newspaper columnist suggested that the absence of fathers might be associated with the stabbing epidemic in London.
4. Lammy suggested (when he was a minister in the last Labour Government) that the British government should send letters to all black British people apologising for slavery. There was no suggestion that the British government should send letters to all white British people thanking them for abolishing slavery.
5. Lammy appeared on a programme called Mastermind on British television. When asked for the name of the Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1903 the former Minister for Higher Education and Skills suggested Marie Antoinette. He did not, however, mention her work for the cake industry. On the same programme he claimed that the large prison in the middle of Paris was called Versailles and that Henry VII came after Henry VIII.
6. In March 2016 Lammy was fined £5,000 for making 35,629 nuisance calls (via a computer).
I wonder if some might, like me, find it just a tad startling and slightly unnerving that Mr Lammy has been elected as an MP and was Minister of Higher Education and Skills, let alone that he should feel that he knows better than a majority of the British people about whether the country should remain in the European Union. (In our house, anyone who says something stupid is said to have had a `Lammy Momentí.)
There are some things Iíd like to draw to Mr Lammyís notice.
First, has he not noticed that the EU hates poor people? It was the EU which introduced VAT (which affects poor people more than rich people). And the EUís farming policies and energy policies have impoverished millions. Moreover, the EUís fascist policies are designed to empower large companies and to suppress entrepreneurs and small businessmen and women. Lobbyists have a great deal of influence in Brussels.
And why hasnít Mr Lammy moaned about the fact that the founders of the European Union (to which he appears to be devoted) were not just Nazis but also white males of a certain age. There was not a single black person around when the EU was being created. And has he not noticed that the current leaders of the EU also appear to be white males of a certain age?
Finally, might I respectfully suggest that as an MP Mr Lammy might serve his country better if he were to stop thinking of himself as a black man and start thinking of himself as an Englishman.
Copyright Vernon Coleman March 2019
For rock solid proof that the EU was created by Nazis do please read Zina Cohenís excellent book The Shocking History of the EU. Zina Cohenís book also contains the biographies of the EUís 40 founding fathers. Iíve been writing about the EU and its Nazi connections for 20 years but there is astonishing stuff in here that I didnít know. Itís a great book to use as a reference if you find yourself debating with Remainers. Her book is packed with facts. It is now impossible for Remainers to say `Oh that Nazi stuff was debunked.í The book is available on Amazon as an eBook and a paperback. Jack Kingís book `All Remainers are Neo-Nazisí is also available and if you buy the paperback the title makes it an excellent book to leave lying around where Remainers can see it. Iíve been buying large numbers of both books and distributing them to MPs and media folk. And the publishers have promised to use all their profits to distribute copies to journalists and politicians around the world.