Paid bigot Katie Hopkins calls for ‘final solution’
RACISTS jumped on the chance to cash in on the Manchester bombing yesterday but were sent packing by ordinary Mancunians.
A tiny gaggle of fascist thugs from the English Defence League turned up with flags outside the evacuated Arndale shopping centre yesterday morning to be shouted down by members of the public.
In footage obtained by Reuters one man was heard saying: “The people of Manchester don’t stand with your xenophobia and racism.
“The people of Manchester are going to stick together, no matter what religion you follow, no matter what the colour of the skin is. We’re not going to stand with people like you.
“We’re going to stick together, because together we are stronger and the people of Manchester are not going to be afraid of who is responsible for this violence.”
Meanwhile, reviled Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins called for a “final solution” — the term used by the nazis for the slaughter of six million Jews in the Holocaust.
Ms Hopkins drew a torrent of condemnation, with many demanding that she be sacked from her LBC radio show.
Her tweet was reported to Greater Manchester Police but the force said it was too early to confirm whether an investigation would be launched.
Liberal journalist Owen Jones tweeted: “LBC depends on guests to function. Until they sack Katie Hopkins we should all boycott all interview requests. Enough is enough.”
Writer and environmental activist George Monbiot agreed, telling LBC: “Please don’t ring me until she’s gone.”
Professional provocateur Ms Hopkins swiftly replaced the tweet with a reworded message reading: “We need a true solution.”
Campaign group Stand Up To Racism called for unity, accusing far-right groups like Britain First of attempting to use the attack to “stir up hatred and division.”
Co-convenor Sabby Dhalu said: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those killed and those injured in Manchester.
“It is extremely distressing that children and young people were targeted in this way.
“Our response to this tragedy must be to reject the hatred of the perpetrators and those who seek to use this tragedy to divide us and for all communities to stand together.
“As Martin Luther King said: ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that’.”