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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 06:51 AM

Thatcher"unabashedly racist" says former Australian foreign minister.

Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr has described comments made by Baroness Thatcher as "unabashedly racist".

In a conversation with her "in her retirement", Mr Carr said the former UK prime minister had warned Australia against Asian immigration.

She said "if we allowed too much of it we'd see the natives of the land, the European settlers, overtaken by migrants", he said.




He said he had been "astonished" at the comments by Lady Thatcher, which were made while his Malaysian-born wife Helena was "standing not far away" but was "fortunately out of earshot".



He went on to recall: "I remember one thing she said as part of that conversation, she said: 'You will end up like Fiji.' She said: 'I like Sydney but you can't allow the migrants' - and in context she meant Asian migration - 'to take over, otherwise you will end up like Fiji where the Indian migrants have taken over.'

"I was so astonished I don't think I could think of an appropriate reply."



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22087702


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Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 OP
MrScorpio Apr 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #2
SwissTony Apr 2013 #3
malaise Apr 2013 #4
MarianJack Apr 2013 #5
brush Apr 2013 #6
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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 07:15 AM

1. Some folks need to get real about that reprehensible person

Good riddance, I say.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 07:19 AM

2. OMG! I had no idea how bad she was.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 07:21 AM

3. The natives of the land, the European settlers....

Dumb turd of a woman, there were some other people there long before the Europeans came.

And her statement is self-contradictory.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 07:21 AM

4. "if we allowed too much of it

the natives of the land, the European settlers, overtaken by migrants" The who???????

Looks like she was born with racist dementia...aborigines woman - they are the natives of Australia.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 07:36 AM

5. A conservative racist?

I'm shocked...Shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 08:21 AM

6. Yes, it seems to come with the territory. nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 09:23 AM

7. The ghost of the Empire come back to life, that's what she was.

Churchill was the tragedy, she was the farce.

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