Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Smiffield Butcher.


  The Smiffield Butcher.

The documentary was about Smithfield Market. The interview was conducted using the technique where the interviewers face is never shown. To all intents and purposes he could have been a Martian, if he was Martian his English was extremely fluent. The programme was part of a series on London Markets. One programme about Billingsgate Market had already been aired. Wiki tells us “Meat has been traded at Smithfield Market for more than 800 years, making it one of the oldest markets in London”

It was chronicled In the Victorian period “Of all the horrid abominations with which London has been cursed, there is not one that can come up to that disgusting place, West Smithfield Market, for cruelty, filth, effluvia, pestilence, impiety, horrid language, danger, disgusting and shuddering sights, and every obnoxious item that can be imagined; and this abomination is suffered to continue year after year, from generation to generation, in the very heart of the most Christian and most polished city in the world”.

The Cockney Butcher with the bloodied apron said proudly “Me dad worked at Smiffield so did me Grandad” All the butchers in the TV show were indigenous white males although there was one white Female, a meat packer who lasted about a week who left unable to put up any longer with the sexist remarks. She was the first Female employee at ‘Smiffield’ and I suspect the last.

My father took me to Smithfield Markets many years ago; prior to the Landing Barge the M.V. Windrush  over-running our shores. These meat-workers were rough diamonds, real Cockneys, the salt of the earth; what they appeared to lack in education was made up by their genuine typical Englishness and Anglo humour.

The Bloodied Cockney butcher who starred in the programme was asked had the markets changed since he started. He said with the advent of Mega stores, yes business had fallen off. When asked who were his main clientele he said now they were mainly African. By African I felt he was innocently putting these customers into one racial classification of being non-white, tactfully omitting to categorise them as Somali, Congolese, Banglas, Pakis, Eritreans, Moroccans, Sudanese, West Indian, Tunisian, Zambian, Kenyan, Libyan, Nigerian, Algerian, Ugandan, Ghanaians, Botswana’s, Senegalese, Trinidadians, Hottentot, Tristan Da Cunhans and beyond. Oh and probably Pygmies.

I won’t list the Iraqis, Iranians, Kurds, Afghans and East Europeans or we will be here all day. When asked why his clientele had changed he said because ‘many English people had left London’.

I visibly shivered. This would have to be a first surely. This Englishman had inadvertently made two racial remarks in less than a minute, probably in less than thirty seconds! I was starkly reminded of the incident where an English mother of a seven-year-old boy was told to sign a school form admitting her boy was racist after he asked another pupil about the colour of his skin.

Elliott Dearlove had asked a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because he was from Africa’ His mother, Hayley White, 29, said she received a phone call last month to say her son had been at the centre of a ‘racist incident’.

So the ‘Smiffield Butcher’ was guilty by default. The first comment was undeniably racist and would be obviously uncontested in a court of Law when he replied his main customers were mainly African. The second charge of Racism with the help of a expert Lawyer from the Race Relations Industry with many years experience and with impeccable credentials specialising in obscure Race Laws might have had the second charge quashed when his client unwittingly used the Racist inflammatory words ’many English people had left London’

But mindful of the legal order in a Leeds Magistrates court when a Judge directed the Jury that the ‘Truth is no Defence’ and although the alleged Inflammatory remark was in truth …er’ truthful and both racist remarks might not fall under one of our rich, exciting and diverse Cornucopia of Racism laws it could find itself discreetly sheltering under the umbrella of the New European Union's Intolerance laws, assuming of course the lawyer was conversant with same. I don’t really know.

In the comments section in the Mail-on-Line a ‘lady’ wrote quote “Racism is a hate that one person has for another because of the colour of their skin. It makes me laugh to think a 7 year old child could be labelled a racist, they don’t know the meaning of the word! I have THREE Mixed Race children…………………..Strewth!

For Gods Sake, what IS this ‘woman’ thinking? It is the White race that is declining lady, NOT THE REST OF THE WORLD! Dare I say it, offer your sexual favours to your own people first then if no-one wants them, then and only then offer it up on the free and open market……….. I despair.

I strongly suspect the British Ideological and Racial Police Force is looking into this incident as a matter of extreme urgency.

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