How welcome do you think a pack of Nazi Stormtroopers (SA, aka “Brownshirts”) would have been in London in, say the summer of 1939, a few months after Kristallnacht, when all the world knew of Germany’s escalating purges, disenfranchisement and mass murders of Jews and other political and ethnic minorities?
Not very welcome, one would imagine. So can someone please explain why Gordon Brown and the London Police have kow-towed to these alien thugs in blue costumes, the Police force of a non-allied foreign nation?
I’ll have more to say about those Chinese stormtroopers and their parallels with the Nazi Sturmabteilung in the coming weeks. Let’s see if the French have the cojones to give them a harder time than the craven, sniveling, simpering, slavish British government has done.
The Metropolitan police and the Chinese embassy have declined to discuss who employs the attendants or their diplomatic status, but the Metropolitan police commander Bob Broadhurst stressed before the event that they have no executive power while in the UK.
In other words, they were exercising physical force IN UNIFORM AND UNDER IMPLIED COLOUR OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRC, outside the rule of law of the United Kingdom. When you cut through the Orwellian doublespeak, this means they, and China, were conducting an act of war, however small, against the United Kingdom – an act of war to which the British government has surrendered.