Lily Allen compares the Conservatives to Hitler in article on refugees

Lily Allen compares the Conservatives to Hitler in article on refugees

Lily Allen

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lily Allen has published an essay on Vice urging the public to sympathise with the Calais migrant crisis, and suggesting that life under the Conservatives has shown her how Hitler had such success.

Two weeks ago the singer visited the Jungle camp in Calais. Allen was moved to tears by the scenes she saw, saying to one migrant child: "I apologise on behalf of my country, I'm sorry for what we put you through."

This led to widespread criticism of the Smile singer, with some suggesting she was sympathising with a terrorist.

The star hit back in her article, saying she didn't think her visit to Calais was "controversial." She also claimed that "saying we need to help vulnerable children is now dodgy territory."

Allen believes little trust given to refugees is unjustified and we should not blame them for problems in the UK. Instead she says we should blame the "self-interested Conservative party and people and companies who aren't paying their share of tax.

"They're the ones cheating the system, not a child trying to come here because they have been driven away from everywhere else.

"From a very early age we were taught about the Second World War and how evil Hitler was. You always wonder how he managed to get the whole country to go along with that. Now we're seeing it. But I don't want to be a good German. I want to be on the right side of history."