Is patriotism a dirty word, now? Is it a sullied concept? Because it's hard to think of patriotism without tying it, white hand in white hand, to the more core sections of the right wing of this country. Anyone who has ever sincerely said the words "Why isn't St George's day a national holiday?" has some really vocal opinions about halal. Anyone who thinks Good English Boys should be able to go to school today in a red and white outfit has almost certainly donated to Children in Need over Comic Relief because "at least the money goes to British kids". The Venn diagram of people who think the national anthem should be sung in schools and people who demand Spanish waiters brings them a "full English" when they're on holiday is essentially a circle.
Labelling migrants as “feral humans” and “cockroaches” who are “spreading like norovirus”, Hopkins argued that “the vagrants making the perilous trip across the Med”, should be warded off with gunships.
“I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I don’t care,” she wrote.