It is easy to shrug off the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s revelations alleging racism in and around Britain’s royal family as just another celebrity-triggered tsunami in a tea cup.
Worthy of another Netflix series certainly, but nothing to do with us.
What about confusion and disarray in the British media after being accused of endemic racism by both Prince Harry and Markle?
Nope, nothing to do with us.
Britain is different. What happens in Britain, stays in Britain.
With its colonial history, out-of-control ‘woke’ conversations on race, deep class and ethnic – and increasingly generational – divides, what happens across the Channel has absolutely nothing do with the rest of Europe.
Actually, let’s be even more emphatic. What happens on race and identity across the Channel and across the Atlantic – in that no-holds-barred, cancel-culture, ‘Anglo-Saxon’ world – have no relevance, no resonance, no parallels here in the European Union.
There is no impact at all on the ‘European Way of Life’. And not just because of Brexit.
For years, the EU’s “united in diversity” motto has allowed policymakers to claim that conversations on race, religion, colour and ethnicity are foreign to European “culture”. As imports go, they are unwelcome and unnecessary.
Instead, the focus remains on the great and…