Priti Patel, Boris Johnson and the rest of the johnsonist government feel horrified about what is happening in Ukraine. Just not horrified enough to let more than a tiny number Ukrainians into the UK. They are, after all, foreigners, and the johnsonists, like the people who voted for them, do not like foreigners very much.

It's very sad, they say, but it is better to watch children and old people slowly freeze to death in a queue in Poland than to allow them to come here. After all, they are, you know, foreigners, not real English people like us.

Of course it is better, for bigots like Priti Patel, Boris Johnson and the rest of the johnsonists. People who will never be able to understand what common human decency is: what humanity is.

Yet again I am ashamed to be British.

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