I don’t know if it’s just me but when I first saw the headlines ‘British family murdered in France‘ I had a mental picture of a British family, you know husband shaven headed, sporting tattoos and wearing a football team shirt, wife straight out of Towie and a couple of saucepan lids (kids) playing Gameboys whilst listening to Ipods being gunned down by some lunatic Frenchman.
Straight away my blood began to boil, how disgraceful, what are the French police doing about it, should we all stop going to France for holidays to hit their tourist industry? The French have never liked us!
How far from this scenario was the real event. It seems that there are British people and then there are ‘paper’ British people. One has English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish ancestry dating back centuries whilst the other has a bit of paper that says they are British even though they and their parents were not born in our country.
The fact of the matter is an Iraqi called Saad Al Hilli who fled Iraq when a teenager, whom Special Branch put under surveillance during the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and whose father Kadhim and mother Fasiha fled Baghdad in the late 1970s – apparently Mr Al-Hilli’s father had fallen out with the Ba’ath party and was forced to flee the country – was assassinated in France whilst on holiday along with his wife, kids and an elder relative..
So I am very sorry French people for thinking ill of you.
Have you noticed how French police look the business, combat trousers, boots, forage caps and gun no silly pointed helmet and beer bellies for them.