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DiplomaticDiva
DiplomaticDiva

Tomorrow Inshallah, I am looking forward to my trip to Paddington, West London

odd
odd

@DiplomaticDiva Maybe Paddington will be there? 🐻

mmn
mmn

@odd I fear that Priti Patel has already personally pushed him on to a flight to Rwanda 😬

odd
odd

@mmn I thought Paddington was from London too, just like Priti. Although she’s very Priti, she doesn’t have an arch-English name either, so that doesn’t become her. I'm in pain and I'm angry. This was beneath me, and I should never have written it. The assumption that I made, was that Priti Patel wanted to expel Rwandan refugees from Britain. Next, it made me think of the Norwegian politician (and immigrant) that was a member of parliament and a immigration policy spokesperson for the right wing Progress Party. In that position, he always used to lash out against refugees, and called them thieves and liars. Then a few years pass, and he get caught making up fictive travel expenses numerous times. What a disservice to all immigrants and refugees! Now everyone that have believed that they are all thieves and liars have gotten "proof".

mmn
mmn

@odd Paddington came from "Darkest Peru" and is very much not welcome under the current policies coming from The Home Office that she currently heads. I'm sure he'll create new stories in Kigali (subject to application under Rwandian immigration law)

odd
odd

@mmn I see. I hadn’t read the book that I had since the 70s.

DiplomaticDiva
DiplomaticDiva

@odd So sorry I missed your reply!

There are several cute Paddington statues all over the station.

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odd
odd

@DiplomaticDiva Oh, I didn’t know! (Never actually been there). I learned recently that the story of Paddington has some racist undertones, which makes me sad. Now I know of three books and a book series from my childhood that is/were tainted with this. I guess they reflected the author’s living in a racist, or at least diversity intolerant society.

mmn
mmn

@odd just saw the edit - "The assumption that I made, was that Priti Patel wanted to expel Rwandan refugees from Britain" no you're quite right there, her immigration policies are pretty vicious even by the Tories lowest of standards (and the ECHR agrees) www.bbc.com/news/uk-6...

odd
odd

@mmn It’s just sad. 😔