Crackpot English ‘entertainer’ living in Denmark: ‘We must learn to absorb the many cultures and languages’

Vivienne McKee, Denmark’s best-known English entertainer, is this country’s most beloved foreign import. Over the last 30 years, hundreds of thousands of Copenhageners have enjoyed her annual Crazy Christmas Cabaret show at Tivoli, marvelling at her unique, wry Anglo wit and charm…

…I couldn’t help thinking of the horror stories we are hearing about immigrants struggling to reach Europe and meeting their deaths in the Mediterranean – about 1,500 already this year. Immigration is accordingly being discussed even more than usual – not just by the politicians, but by everybody all over Europe. We must learn to absorb the many cultures and languages.

Some people think that this is impossible, like the British columnist Kate Hopkins. She has sparked outrage in the UK by calling the migrants “cockroaches”, saying that, instead of rescue boats, Italy should use “gunships” to keep them away from its shores. Her views are shocking, but it could be said that in many cases she is merely the ugly voice of established policy. Search and rescue efforts were scaled down in the hope that this would deter migrants from making the sea crossings. That hasn’t happened…

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