Signs saying ‘No Blacks – No Dogs – No Irish‘ was a common sight in the windows of boarding houses after WWII in London. Revisionists now say it’s all a myth but prejudice against the Irish in Great Britain is a well documented historical fact. The Civil Rights Movement for Blacks in America was just starting in the 1950’s and look at the pecking order, Irish is bottom of the list. That’s why in the 1960’s England’s greatest musical export, the Beatles who were from first generation Irish immigrant families to a man, never revealed their true nationality. Liverpool had long been the gateway to the Irish being only 6 – 7 hours away by boat, but down in London the Irish weren’t welcome and their manager Brian Epstein, who knew something about prejudice being both Gay and Jewish, cannily advised them to not let on. ‘No Blacks – No Dogs – No Irish‘ is also the title of a book by another well known British musical export who was Irish, Johnny Rotten lead singer of the seminal punk rock band the Sex Pistols.
( who was once a long hair hippie! see pic below )
So now it’s the the 21st century conditions have improved greatly for Blacks, Dogs, and even the Irish. It’s those goddamn Welsh we can’t stand!