Dirty tricks: How Tories bid for Tamil votes with indy pledge
Posted on December 7th, 2019

Courtesy The National-The Newspaper that supports an Independent Scotland

TWO-faced Tory candidates in the suburbs of London have been caught trying to win votes among the Tamil community, promising a two-state” solution to the troubles in Sri Lanka.

The so-called two-state solution refers to a separate Tamil state – Eelam – in the northern and eastern parts of the divided island.

Whilst prominent Tories are out on the campaign trail, offering Tamil voters the promise of a homeland whilst implacably refusing to countenance a referendum on Scottish independence.

The controversial manifesto pledge on international tensions says: We will continue to support international initiatives to achieve reconciliation, stability and justice across the world, and in current or former conflict zones such as Cyprus, Sri Lanka and the Middle East, where we maintain our support for a two-state solution.”

The wording is at best clumsy and at worst highlights the double standards at the heart of the Tory campaign. They are happy to attract votes among Tamil migrant communities down south, whilst saying the exact opposite to Scots north of the Border, where their election campaign has been predicated on blocking an independence referendum.

Those close to the controversy suspect the influence of Theresa Villiers the MP for Chipping Barnet, a North London constituency with a significant Tamil population.

She is a leading figure within British Tamil Conservatives, a right-of-centre support group mostly comprised of Tamil businessmen and members of the medical community.

The group and its aims are also supported by Jackie Doyle-Price, MP for Thurrock and Conservative chairman James Cleverly.

Some suspect that in order to garner votes in their own backyards, Villiers and Cleverly may have over-cooked the Tory manifesto for local purposes.

The majority of Tamils in the UK came either as economic migrants or as refugees from the island’s 25-year-long civil war, which claimed the lives of more than 100,000 civilians.

Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Scully is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils and represents the suburbs south of Tooting in London, which has historically one of the biggest Tamil populations.

As a former local councillor, he is sensitive to the diversity of the area. Yesterday he tried to dampen the controversy claiming that the badly worded initiative only referred to the Middle East”.

The Tories seem to have made promises they cannot deliver and which are inconsistent with their opposition to either a two-state” or federal solution in the UK.

Their resistance to independence for Scotland has cast them in a hypocritical light.

Whatever the outcome of the controversy it has already provoked two very different responses.

The Sri Lankan government, which voted in a new president only a week ago, are incandescent with rage.

Controversially, the new president is Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former military leader who prosecuted the bloody end to the army’s long-standing war with the Tamil Tigers.

The final days of the war were marred by accusations of war crimes, and pressure for meaningful reconciliation is still a key demand of the international community.

The last thing the new presidency needs is yet another international standoff over the island’s most febrile issue – the creation of a Tamil homeland to the north.

In Scotland the Tory’s clumsy policy risks a different issue entirely.

The SNP and supporters of independence will either see hypocrisy or a break in the ranks, with Tories willing to contemplate two-state solutions abroad whilst denying them at home.

The SNP have been contacted for comment.

5 Responses to “Dirty tricks: How Tories bid for Tamil votes with indy pledge”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Traitor anti Buddhist, anti Sinhalese, anti Sri Lanka, minority worshiping, Mother Lanka dismembering GooandPee
    aka UNPatriotic_rats have been destroying the Sinhalese race, Sri Lanka and Buddhism since the traitor alugosuwa
    (to Sinhalese Buddhists only) thambi mudiyanselage jr@’s time. Not content with that the traitor low lives created
    ever Sri Lanka hating, Mother Lanka dismembering diasporats in all developed countries. Today, we reap ‘the
    benefits’ thanks to the Gooand Pee low lives. Destroyed the Sinhalese race, Sri Lanka and Buddhism not just in
    the Island, but also all over the world. Now most these diasporat-infested countries can’t contest an election
    without licking the back sides of them since all deshapaluwas rely on the traitors’ block votes. Thanks
    GooandPee. After thambi mudiyanselage jr@, traitor alugosuwas
    (to Sinhalese Buddhists only) lk porisada R@ and Batalande wa(n)dakaya carried on the destruction to the delight
    of traitors tamils, mussies, catholics and the west. Still GooandPee some Sinhala dhrohiyas? Of course, for a packet
    of rice/shot of arrack etc. etc. Those are the lowest of the low two legged creatures on this planet!

    DUMP ANTI BUDDHIST, ANTI SRI lANKA, ANTI SINHALESE, MOTHER LANKA DISMEMBERING, MINORITY
    WORSHIPING GOOANDPEE AKA UNPATRIOTIC_RATS FOR GOOD TO SAVE THE SINHALESE RACE, SRI lANKA
    AND BUDDHISM.

    DUMP ANTI BUDDHIST, ANTI SRI lANKA, ANTI SINHALESE, MOTHER LANKA DISMEMBERING, MINORITY
    WORSHIPING GOOANDPEE AKA UNPATRIOTIC_RATS FOR GOOD TO SAVE THE SINHALESE RACE, SRI lANKA
    AND BUDDHISM.

    DUMP ANTI BUDDHIST, ANTI SRI lANKA, ANTI SINHALESE, MOTHER LANKA DISMEMBERING, MINORITY
    WORSHIPING GOOANDPEE AKA UNPATRIOTIC_RATS FOR GOOD TO SAVE THE SINHALESE RACE, SRI lANKA
    AND BUDDHISM.

    DUMP ANTI BUDDHIST, ANTI SRI lANKA, ANTI SINHALESE, MOTHER LANKA DISMEMBERING, MINORITY
    WORSHIPING GOOANDPEE AKA UNPATRIOTIC_RATS FOR GOOD TO SAVE THE SINHALESE RACE, SRI lANKA
    AND BUDDHISM.

    DUMP ANTI BUDDHIST, ANTI SRI lANKA, ANTI SINHALESE, MOTHER LANKA DISMEMBERING, MINORITY
    WORSHIPING GOOANDPEE AKA UNPATRIOTIC_RATS FOR GOOD TO SAVE THE SINHALESE RACE, SRI lANKA
    AND BUDDHISM.

  2. aloy Says:

    Aren’t we very naive to believe that these Tories and Labour fellows are vying for the Tamil votes only?. I think it is much more than that. Most Brits know the the intricate details of history of each of their colonies and what they have lost. So giving them a hope of retaking or having greater influence in a country like ours is a sure way of getting more votes.

    I think there is no point in crying out to the world for justice and fair play. Let our big guns put their thinking caps and workout a strategy to come out of it. We were able to win the unwinnable Tiger war. We should be able to handle this too. Fallow Singapore’s example by putting the economy right first and then build up a deterrent with the help of few friends we already have.

  3. jay-ran Says:

    WHAT AN,ILLITERATE ,DIRTY,FOOLISH IDIOT THIS TORIE IS????
    THE FUNNIEST PART IS, 1) SCOTLAND BEING A SEPARATE ISLAND, THIS FOOL DOES NOT WANT TO GIVE INDEPENDENCE ?,
    2) SRI LANKA SHOULD GIVE TAMIL TERRORISTS DEMAND FOR A SEPARATE STATE??
    What a joke is this?????
    Hey Torie, 3) What about the TAMILS LIVING IN OTHER PARTS OF SRI LANKA?
    4) IF (1) ABOVE IS GRANTED,ALL THE TAMILS IN OTHER PARTS OF SRI LANKA WILL BE SENT TO NORTH?
    IS THIS YOU FOOL WHO HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY WITH RESPECT TO AFFAIRS IN SRI LANKA WANTS TO HAPPEN?????
    TORIE FOOL, YOU WILL NEVER WIN THE ELECTIONS AS TERRORISTS TAMILS ARE SUPPORTING YOU.
    Please keep in mind that SRI LANKA IS A SINHALESE BUDDHIST ISLAND.THESE TAMILS ARE THOSE SOUTH INDIANS WHO MIGRATED SECRETLY LONG LONG TIME AGO.YET,SRI LANKAN SINHALESE ARE LIVING PEACEFULLY.
    BECAUSE OF SRI LANKA’S DIGNITY AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF HON PRIME MINISTER MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA, HON PRESIDENT
    GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKASA AND THE SRI LANKAN TRY FORCES SRI LANKA WAS SAVED!!!!!

  4. aloy Says:

    The Brits are not like Sinhalese. They use their ‘heads’ instead of the gut. If not they would have kept the war winning PM, Winston Churchil, for life!. But he lost the election immediately after the war. Thats how they were able to build the ‘hiru nobasina addhirajjya’.
    Lets think of a way instead of being too sentimental. Perhaps we could ditch the ‘gentlemen’s’ game, cricket, that makes ‘kalu suddhas’. It not only wastes lot of time but also divert the attention of young boys away from useful work and is not played by any of the successful nations in the east or west. I have read somewhere that it was invented in Imperial India out of a local game played at that time for the entertainment of ladies and gentlemen. So, this would be a perfect start, to my mind.

  5. aloy Says:

    May be we can make a ‘boycott’ of this game slowly after the Pakistan series without making it a Boston Tea Party sort of thing.

    BTW, why did the Bostonians do what they did?. Probably they knew that it was ‘Ceylon Tea’ that was responsible for making the Empire. And now they are trying to carve out a country for their coolies who helped them.

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