No – we don’t mean the Rock of Gibraltar.
We don’t even mean some lonely little island in the middle of the Mediterranean.
This rock is much, much closer to home.
We’re very grateful to a supporter who sent us in this lovely picture of starving immigrants. It must be awful to be so hungry that you have to queue for hours to wait for charity from a foodbank in a foreign land. How desperate would these people need to be?
Except of course…
They’re not immigrants, they’re British investors. And that’s not a foodbank, it’s a branch of the Northern Rock. Let’s be honest, Building Society investors and stock holders aren’t typically the hungriest people on the planet. This image was taken years ago when the NR first got into trouble as part of the worldwide banking crisis that is the real cause of the world recession.
Not that the xenophobic right wing would ever admit that. They’re far more likely to doctor images to fit their own agenda. And in typical fascist fashion they didn’t even do a particularly good job of their photo-shopped lies. You’d have think they’d have learned their lesson by now. It’s not as though they haven’t been caught out with cheap photo-shopping before, is it?
There again – they are Nazis – we shouldn’t expect too much from them. They never were all that bright!