The Art of the Australian Insult


“Let them go if they don’t like it here”
June 23, 2008, 7:22 am
Filed under: Politicians | Tags: , , ,

“Well, let them go if they don’t like it here.”

James McGrath, newly elected mayor of London Boris Johnson’s Australian-born aide, responding to concerns by older immigrants from the West Indies about life under the Tories. He let slip during an interview with Guardian journalist Marc Wadsworth, who suggested a Tory London “might trigger a mass exodus of older African-Caribbean migrants back to the West Indies.”

Johnson has now sacked McGrath, saying that by not doing so, he would be giving ammunition to critics seeking to position him as a racist.

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