When the Conservative MP, Anne Marie Morris, said that a no-deal Brexit is a “nigger in the woodpile”, she offered Europhiles a loaded weapon with which to shoot her. This means that instead of being truthful and saying that they're really against her pro-Brexit position, they can instead - and rather predictably - accuse her of being a “racist”. Indeed the fiercely pro-EU Metro, for one, has a problem with distinguishing news pieces from opinion pieces when it tells us that “nigger in the woodpile” is a “disturbing, outdated and extremely offensive term”. How pious and over-the-top is that?
Anne Marie Morris - MP for Newton Abbott - has been suspended from the Conservative Party.
Prime Minister Theresa May (sounding like a very-pale-blue version of Private Eye's Dave Spart) said:
“I was shocked to hear of these remarks, which are completely unacceptable. I immediately asked the chief whip to suspend the party whip.
“Language like this has absolutely no place in politics or in today’s society.”
The thing is that if PM May hadn't said all that, then she too will be accused of racism. Or, at the least, she'll be accused of “supporting racism”. Yes, the Left rules and runs the Culture Show; they just don't run the House of Commons and the economy... yet.
Another Conservative spokesman got in on this anti-racist act and said:
“We are aware of these reports, this kind of language is completely unacceptable, and we are urgently investigating.”
Then again, Anne Marie Morris has apologised. She said:
“The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”
I believe her. But that won't be enough for anti-racist puritans and purists. They want blood. Especially since Morris is also a Eurosceptic on this matter. That means that they can kill two birds with one stone.
So is the source of this fake outrage really about Morris's position on Brexit? After all, besides using the once-common English phrase “nigger in the woodpile”, she also said that “just 7% of financial services in the UK would be affected by Brexit”. Was that the real sin and not her ostensible racism?
Morris went on to say:
“Now I’m sure there will be many who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom.”
Metro informs us - if indirectly - that all “Tories” and Brexiteers are racist with the words “none of her fellow panelists reacted”. They didn't react to the phrase because it belongs to the English language and it's not racist.
The fact is that the phrase “nigger in the woodpile” isn't racist. It's part of the English language. Using the word “nigger” can indeed be racist; though even then it depends. After all, blacks are allowed to use the word “nigger” without white middle-class leftwingers even raising an eyebrow. Then again, blacks and Muslims are allowed to form rape gangs, sell drugs, kill, indulge in FGM, etc. without many of the politically-correct Left raising an eyebrow. That's anti-racism, folks!
The problem is that because the Culture Show (if not also the Economics Show) is run by the Left, then it's not surprising that Theresa May has jumped on this particular anti-racist bandwagon. Nonetheless, she'll never be more-anti-racist-than-thou when it comes to the politically-correct Left. Indeed leftwingers are eternally in competition with one-another in this perverse and pious I'm-more-anti-racist-than-thou competition.
This will eventually lead to anti-racists consuming each other. Or let's hope so.