Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Tragic Tale

In a run-down part of East London ( England ) recently, a fire destroyed a dilapidated four storey house that had been divided into four flats.

A Nigerian family of six internet con artists and full time benefit cheats lived on the first floor, and all six tragically perished in the fire.

A group of seven Islamic welfare cheats, all illegally in the country, lived on the second floor, and they too, all perished in the fire.

Six Albanian, gang banger, ex-cons - all claiming political asylum and living off the state for free - occupied the 3rd floor and they too, died.

And one middle aged British white couple lived on the top floor. They miraculously survived the fire.

The Equal Opportunities Commission, Amnesty International, Rights activists, black community leaders and the British Islamic Council were all furious at the apparent racial inequality of the situation. Why were just the British white couple saved? It was monstrous they claimed, and showed that systemic 'racism' still existed in all areas of public service - questions were raised in the House of Commons, the popular media picked up the story and within hours it was national and indeed international news .

Boris Johnson - Mayor of London, when questioned stated calmly that it would be unwise to jump to conclusions until the Police and Fire Service had completed their report. He closed by stating that he expected their initial assessment would be available within the next 36 hours - so perhaps it would be best to let the experts gather the evidence and report back before he commented any further.

The baying Press pack subsequently reported the interview in such way as to intimate that the Mayor was indifferent to suffering and was out of touch with the feelings of the whole East London community!

A large motorcade of representatives from all five groups, together with Harriet Harman - the Equalities Minister - drove [not on her bike] to the area and demanded a meeting withthe local chief fire officer. They made sure that a large pack of popular Press and TV had been briefed on the visit and so the motorcade was met by a huge gaggle of journalists, TV interviewers and cameras.

On camera, they loudly demanded to know why the Africans, Black Muslims and Albanians all died in the fire and only the white couple lived.

The chief fire officer quietly replied:-

"They were at work."

Not original, but very apposite!

The Penguin


Anonymous said...

"On camera, they loudly demanded to know why the Africans, Black Muslims and Albanians all died in the fire and only the white couple lived."

According to Communities Secretary Shahid Malik "Fairness does not mean treating people equally; it means addressing the different needs of different people".

Excellent post, by the way....

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Top stuff!

Anonymous said...

boom boom!

Barking Spider said...

Brilliant - great punchline!


Fantastic, I better do a Kiwi version.

Anonymous said...

Actually it is more likely in the East End that the White couple were in jail for refusing to give DNA samples having been "arrested" for wasting police time consistently reporting the criminal activities in the rest of their block.

Gene said...

I am across the pond. Is this story real? The feedback suggests this is so.

Permit me to quote Marcus Aurelius:

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.