If I told you that a preacher of hate was going to be allowed into Britain and there wasn't anything we could do about it, and they were someone who railed against British values, and had no interest in learning the language, you might expect a few hot buttons to get pressed in Fleet Street. Not to worry, though, because this particular hate preacher looks like this:
Hang on, no. That's just an impersonator. But you get the general idea. If it's whitey who's coming over here with pretty smelly views, then there's not quite the same furore. And I'm sure that idiotic-anti-immigration-xenophobe-and-yet-ironically-now-an-immigrant Pauline Hanson will have a couple of good friends among her fellow Aussie expats - she might even be able to steal Amanda Platell's column off her, with a fair wind. Same kind of thing. It won't be long before someone somewhere offers her a job slagging off immigrants and doesn't see the inherent problem with that at all.
I have to admit to a little sadness. At first, I had been excited upon seeing headlines that Hanson was coming over to Britain,
but sadly no, it wasn't them, it was her. And I see that there's already a rather mischievous Facebook group that's been set up to try and prevent her from entering Britain. It's a bit of a bear-trap, of course, but the thing about bear-traps is that bears are stupid, and that's why they trap bears. I'm pretty sure it'll attract plenty of criticism from dumbasses who would normally be furious about Muslim racist idiots being allowed into Britain, but who can't see the trap coming, or why they might be about to be made to look stupid. Which is excellent.
Of course, the truth is that Pauline Hanson should be welcomed to Britain, as would any other immigrant be. Hopefully she'll make a valuable contribution. Well, you never know. OK, so you do know, but still.