Ben & Jerry’s Receives Backlash For Demanding UK Accept More Illegal Boat Migrants
It's not just their Ice-Cream that's 'half baked'.
American Obesity Purveyors Ben & Jerry received a backlash after demanding that the UK accept more illegal boat migrants in yet another example of a corporation trying to push its far-left political agenda.
The company drew attention to the increasingly alarming situation on the south coast of England, where around 4,000 migrants have arrived illegally by boat in 2020 so far. Having paid off criminal people-smugglers, the migrants are given a de facto taxi service by UK French and UK border authorities to the mainland and put up in hotels at taxpayer expense.
This appeared to anger the two ex-hippies who tweeted:
“Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture. We pulled together a thread for you,” tweeted the company.
“People wouldn’t make dangerous journeys if they had any other choice. The UK hasn’t resettled any refugees since March, but wars and violence continue. What we need is more safe and legal routes,” Ben & Jerry’s said in a follow up tweet.
Ben & Jerry appear to be under the wrong impression that France is a country at war. But as so many pointed out, France is not currently at war with anyone and doesn’t torture refugees.
Broadcaster Andrew Neil shot back by pointing out that Ben & Jerry’s is owned by Unilever, a “massive global conglomerate” that has been accused of not paying its taxes.
Author Douglas Murray reminded the company that they should probably pay more attention to the fact that weed killer was found in their ice cream.
Another tweeter clarified that the migrants can travel through up to 8 countries before arriving in the UK, none of which are at war.
But possibly the best, and certainly the most savage, response came from Priti Patel's own office:
Ben & Jerry's appear to be completely ignorant to the facts in this issue. Preferring to Virtue Signal on an issue they clearly know very little about and will not effect them in any way. Aside from migrants being routinely overrepresented in violent crime and rape statistics, numerous Islamic terrorists have exploited the refugee wave in order to reach Europe and carry out deadly attacks.
Salman Abedi was rescued from the civil war in Libya in August 2014 by the British Royal Navy. He went on to blow himself up at an Ariana Grande concert being held at the Manchester Arena, killing 23 people and wounding 139, more than half of them children.
The majority of the Paris massacre jihadists also arrived in Europe via the refugee wave, including one who was carrying a Syrian passport and was “embedded in the current wave of Syrian war refugees.”
Ben & Jerry's, another left-wing, virtue-signalling, marxist company we can now boycott.