I've traced my family tree (some of it, at least) as far back as the 17th century, and it's all English, except for the Cornish bit, which is for the head-measurers something else entirely. A Celtic race, the Cornish, the original Britons, not like these Johnny-come-lately Germanic invaders (bloody Jutes, coming over 'ere, stealing our cattle). Still, the way our oh-so-liberal multi-culturalists are talking, perhaps soon they will replace the 'white British' tick box with 'mongrel'. They like to change the definitions on a regular basis, so we're never quite sure what the correct term is. I heard some antidiluvian refering to 'ethnic minorities' the other day, oblivious to the fact that the correct term is 'minority ethnic' (note to self: check this, it may have changed again).
Yeah, 'mongrel', that's what I hear the people of this island are, people like me. Sounds a bit of an insult, if you think about it. I mean, if you call someone in the street a mongrel, they could easily take offence. A bit like the term 'bitch': okay when discussing dogs, but commonly held to be derogatory when used in reference to a woman.
I saw this programme the other night, which got me thinking about such questions. Some guy, to whom these things mattered quite a lot, getting pilloried by a load of others, who were angry about it all. Why it is of such importance to the guy, I couldn't say, but those pitted against him were in such a hurry to deride his strange views, that they denied validity to his claims, even when they held at least some truth. One told us that Africans were wandering around the place back in the days of Rome, but did she realise that Africa to the Romans was a province on the Mediterranean around the city of Carthage, and not the continent we now know by that name?
The BNP is another party I'm not going to vote for, and the deal-breaker inter alia is their attitude to race. It certainly isn't their view on the EU or the carbon tax. But my failure to rally to their cause doesn't make me any more likely to support the mainstream LibLabCon.