The trouble is, our Gordon is so accustomed to dishing out the laws and edicts it must come as a shock when one of the proles starts asking pointed questions. Especially if they are questions about the Great Taboo.
And what is the Great Taboo?
It is, of course, the topic that must not be mentioned.
It must be avoided at all costs.Any queries must be crushed.
Anyone querying the great taboo must be vilified, smeared, derided and despised.
Gillian Duffy, a working class grandmother and pensioner crossed the line.
She mentioned the Great Taboo. That was her sin.
To be fair, she also gave the Dear Leader a good kicking about several other pertinent topics. But without doubt, Gordon Browns vilification and dismissal of Gillian Duffy was triggered by her mentioning the Great Taboo.
So what did she say?
This link offers the full transcript.
The words that propelled this otherwise straightforward, compassionate and dare I say,"normal" person to Bigot status were these:
"You can't say anything about the immigrants because you're saying that you're... but all these eastern Europeans what are coming in, where are they flocking from?"
That is it. That is all. No more.
The Great Taboo was mentioned.
Suddenly Gillian Duffy is a bigot, racist, Nazi or whatever.
The Dear Leader, in response, huffily announced that 1 million Brits have gone to Europe which, in his rather bizarre world, somehow compensates for the several million immigrants (some legal, some not) who have deluged our shores.
These are his words in reply:
"A million people have come from Europe but a million British people have gone into Europe. You do know that there's a lot of British people staying in Europe as well."
Dare I suggest that most of the Brits staying in Europe are retirees or in high demand jobs. Essentially they are fleeing our ravaged little
The million(s) coming in are at best (like the Poles) looking for work and contributing through taxes. Although it can only be unhealthy for both
Then at worst, there are the parasitic and narrow minded who actively despise our culture, while forever extending out their hand and demanding more.
So there you have it. The Great Taboo.
So perhaps we should say to Gillian Duffy:
How dare you?
How dare you question the unmentionable?
How dare you bring up the topic the cognoscenti wish to hide and obscure?
Perhaps she should be warned that her words were bordering on a hate crime.
Maybe she should be questioned, examined, watched.
Just in case.