Is it too late?

Is it too late? By Melanie Phillips.

The picture below surely has to be one of the saddest and most telling illustrations of the state of Britain today.

What you are looking at is a table set up on Saturday in London’s Charing Cross station, where people could buy poppies to be worn as a lapel pin in the days leading up to Remembrance Weekend in a few days’ time. That’s when the country commemorates British service members who have died in two world wars and other military conflicts since the onset of World War I.

The group selling the poppies are typical of the British people for whom this weekend is a solemn rite of collective memory, an affirmation of the supreme sacrifice that so many have made to defend the nation and its values.

But surrounding them are the ugly faces of the new Britain, those who have poured onto the streets in their tens of thousands to bellow their support for the annihilation of Israel and the murder of Israeli Jews — people who call the genocide of Israeli Jews “resistance” and Israel’s resistance “genocide”.

Yesterday saw the fourth of these weekly demonstrations, which have brought out Muslim-led mobs onto the streets of Britain and other western countries exulting at the barbaric massacre of 1400 Israelis on October 7 and demanding a ceasefire — not by Hamas, which continues its war crimes by firing volleys of rockets every day intended to murder more Israelis, but by Israel which is waging war in Gaza to destroy Hamas and end its criminal onslaught.

The image of those people surrounding the poppy sellers, whose own faces are a picture of pained stoicism, is as obscene as it is frightening. For those demonstrators stand for the barbarism and depravity that the defenders of Britain who are being commemorated by the poppy died in the attempt to defeat.

Indeed, on one of the posters behind the poppy sellers but out of shot in this picture was a swastika, the Nazi symbol which these mobs are so grotesquely trying to pin on the Jewish nation that arose from the ashes of the Holocaust.

In this war against Hamas and Iran, Israel is fighting for its life and the lives of its people against Palestinian Arabs whose forbears allied themselves to Hitler in the thirties and pledged to wipe out every Jew in the Middle East. Today’s Palestinian Arab genocidists display the same depravity. The spectacle of their acolytes in Britain crowding out those who wish to commemorate the British heroes who fought Nazism and aggression against the free world is beyond sickening. …

Official Britain looks away, like over the Rotherham rapes:

What has upset people so much is not just the murderous message of these demonstrations. It’s also the perception that Britain has become unrecognisable, with tens of thousands of people importing a foreign cause to produce menacing behaviour that is an affront to the rule of law and poses a particular threat to Jewish people, in flagrant disregard of public order laws and with the police unable or unwilling to stop it.

What the government doesn’t seem to grasp is that these demonstrations aren’t just a protest about “Palestine” but a jubilant display of Islamist supremacy over the UK, which is being fuelled by exultation over the murder of Israeli Jews and the supine UK response to these open calls for jihad and the associated show of Islamist strength. They represent an ecstatic escalation of the intended subjugation of Britain and the west.

The feebleness of the Metropolitan Police in dealing with this has taken on a more sinister hue than mere incompetence or cowardice

London trains rock to antisemitism:

Meanwhile, there are few surprises in Germany:

But Poland is different:

Virtue signaling has consequences, as Sweden learned to its great cost, before recently doing an immigration U-turn.

hat-tip Stephen Neil