According to a report by Ben Russell in The Independent, Britain’s Opposition Conservative Party chief, Mr David Cameron, faced an embarrassing race row last night when he was forced to suspend a former parliamentary candidate from the party because of a racist email.
The Liberal Democrats reported Mrs Ellenor Bland, who stood as a Tory candidate for Swansea East in the last election, to the Commission for Racial Equality, over the message sent from her email address to council colleagues. They said it showed “deeply unpleasant elements” in the Conservative Party.
Party managers immediately suspended Mrs Bland over the email, which included a poem about immigrants coming to Britain to claim benefits and a cartoon of the white cliffs of Dover emblazoned with the words: “piss off - we’re full”.
Mrs Bland denied sending the email, which was signed “Oh Yes! Ellie”. Her husband, also a Tory councillor, said he forwarded the message as a “light-hearted” joke and said he regretted any offence.
I cross ocean poor and broke.
Take bus, see employment folk.
Nice man treat me good in there.
Say I need to see welfare.
Welfare say, “You come no more,
we send cash right to your door.”
Welfare cheques - they make you wealthy!
NHS - it keep you healthy!
By and by, I got plenty money.
Thanks to you, British dummy!
Write to friends in motherland.
Tell them “come fast as you can”.
They come in turbans and Ford trucks.
I buy big house with welfare bucks!
They come here, we live together.
More welfare cheques, it gets better!
Fourteen families, they moving in,
but neighbour’s patience wearing thin.
Finally, white guy moves away.
Now I buy his house, then I say,
“Find more aliens for house to rent.”
And in the yard I put a tent.
Everything is very good,
and soon we own the neighbourhood.
We have hobby, it’s called breeding.
Welfare pay for baby feeding.
Kids need dentist? Wife need pills?
We get free! We got no bills!
Britain crazy! They pay all year,
to keep welfare running here.
We think UK darn good place.
Too darn good for the white man race!
If they no like us, they can scram.
Got lots of room in Pakistan!
But the idea of lots of Britishers visiting Pakistan is not a bad one, from the point of view of promoting improved international understanding, and people-to-people friendship.