BRITAIN: A group calling itself ‘Rational Britain’ is calling for the country’s small but significant population of Little Englanders to be offered cash incentives if they will return to their ‘Natural Homelands’.
The movement, which has has a Facebook group and almost Sixty Million UK followers, is the latest manifestation of an increasingly polarised debate about who should leave the country and to where.
Support for the movement has mushroomed since a controversial van-based poster campaign and actions by Border Agency officials last week backfired on the organisers.
The campaign had aimed to intimidate ‘foreign-looking’ people to feel they were unwelcome, using language first coined by the National Front more than fifty years ago, and since embraced by other racist groups.
Rational Britain are instead calling for the Little Englanders to swallow their own medicine and pack their bags.
“We don’t want them here with their little-minded views” was a typical response from people on the street this week.
Commentators have questioned whether a campaign to repatriate Little Englanders to their eponymous ‘natural homeland’ is just as racist.
“We agonised over this”, one of the organisers told us in an exclusive interview, “but we realised that it can’t be racist to be anti-racist.”
“The two cancel each other out.”
But the plan has met with an immediate obstacle.
Native residents of Little England say they have not been consulted and would not welcome a sudden influx of ‘foreign’ Little Englanders from the UK, regardless of their ancestry.
“The Little Englanders you have in Britain have been living there for generations. They know nothing of our true culture and it would be hard, if not impossible, to assimilate them after all this time”, said Town Mayor Virginia Hampton.
“We just don’t have the resources.”
“They would be a drain on our economy and destroy our culture.”
“You can keep them” she finished, putting down the phone.