All posts tagged: St George

Lee Anderson Takes Issue With Avocados In Bizarre St George’s Day Post

Lee Anderson Takes Issue With Avocados In Bizarre St George’s Day Post

[ad_1] Lee Anderson has faced ridicule for a social media post celebrating St George’s Day – where some dodgy spelling was arguably the least of the problems. The former Tory deputy chairman announced in March that he was switching to Reform UK following the fall-out from saying “Islamists” had “control” over London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. The Ashfield MP already has a history of making controversial statements – he has argued food bank users “cannot budget” and criticised England footballers for taking the knee. Last summer he said migrants should “fuck off back to France”. Now free of the governing party, “30p Lee” on Tuesday posted a special message to mark the day that celebrates the dragon-slayer of legend and England’s patron saint. He wrote in an X message introducing a video: “Trigger Warning. “If you are a Guardian reading, advacado eating, Palestinian flag waving, Eddie Izzard supporting Vegan then this clip is probably not for your consumption. “Happy St George’s Day!” Note the spelling “advacado”. In an accompanying video, he points to his St George’s …

People Call Out Irony Of Rwanda Bill Just Before St George’s Day

People Call Out Irony Of Rwanda Bill Just Before St George’s Day

[ad_1] The Rwanda bill passed through parliament late on Monday night, moments before St George’s Day began – a detail many of the government’s critics have pointed out. The plan to deport asylum seekers to the African country has been long contested by the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights over safety concerns. But, now it has passed through parliament, the government is one step closer to sending migrants arriving via so-called illegal means to a different continent. So what does this have to do with St George? St George’s Day, usually celebrated on April 23, is typically associated with a sense of British patriotism. The English flag – two red lines on a white background – is even known as the St George’s cross. The figure is remembered as someone who died for his Christian faith in the 3rd Century (possibly around April 23). He reportedly refused to make a sacrifice in honour of the pagan gods under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and so is remembered across Europe as a …