They were remarks which would have had them foaming at the mouth down at the Guardian as it produced tedious acres of ill-written and ill-spelt condemnatory print.
The BBC would be in full right-on mode as it spewed floods of sententious leftist drivel.
Lights would have burned late into the night over at the Headquarters of the Thought Police as dawn raids were planned.
Trevor Phillips would have turned black, oops, whatever, with rage.
The Public Prosecutions people would have earned oodles of overtime as, licking their lips in anticipation, they pored over the ever-thickening volumes of anti-racist, ie anti-British laws.
If these remarks had been made by a white British politician, that is.
Interestingly though, it was a former communist KGB officer who made them. Who would ever have thought that this country would become more leftist than someone with that background?
Well, it has. What did Prime Minister Putin, the Vlad the Impaler of Cultural Marxism have to say then?
At an election rally in the Luzhiniki stadium in Moscow, our Vlad laid it down strong. ‘We will not allow anyone to impose their will on us!’ he thundered to an adoring crowd of 130,000 supporters.
So unlike our own leadership who have allowed the EU to walk all over us for decades. But that was just for starters. ‘We have our own will and this has always helped us to be victorious!’ Vlad declared.
We Brits used to have our own will too, and we too were victorious, but now our will is sapped by soft living and our guts are weakened by the worms within that are gnawing away at them.
But here is the really juicy bit. ‘We are a victorious nation’ said Vlad. ‘This is in our genes. This is in our genetic code. It has been passed down to us, generation to generation!’
Wow! Can you imagine anything more politically incorrect? More of a statement of belief in racial characteristics? Anything less likely to be said by a British politician?
Putin’s speech was peppered with references to love of country, national unity and self-sacrifice. ‘Our struggle is like a war to repel invaders!’ he declared, referring to his political opponents but using phraseology that as he well knew would chime with every nationalist. ‘Do we love Russia?’ He asked. The huge crowd roared back ‘Yes!!!
Sure, Vlad is a bit of thug and probably corrupt. But you are more inclined to forgive that in a man who has his country's and his people's interests at heart, in a way you can't forgive our own self-seeking, corrupt and traitorous politicians.
Sure, it was crowd–pleasing stuff. But only snobs and anti-democrats despise what ordinary people want. And Russians know better than most what happens eventually when the people are ignored for too long, don't they?