Posts Tagged ‘ Political Correctness ’

Gaby Hinsliff Fails To Recognise Who Is Doing The Bullying…

October 6, 2014 12 Comments
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Nobody should be bullied into wearing something to prove their allegiance to a country, whether it’s a bracelet or a red poppy or a saltire in face paint. She’s referring to the ribbing Miliband got for not wearing the latest craze – bracelets to show support for a cause. She has a point. And nor, arguably, should they be bullied out of wearing something. And again, I’d usually agree. This…

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Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

September 14, 2014 7 Comments
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Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4 billion endowment dwarfs Oxford’s £3.9 billion, meaning that they can pay for everything from summers abroad to huge research grants. Most of all, I noticed the difference in their attitude…

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Mary Brandon – Feminism’s Answer To Timothy Treadwell…

September 6, 2014 9 Comments
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In a Facebook post which exposes the darker side of the annual street party “supposed to be about community and good vibes”… Ahahahahahaha! Is it really? Pull the other one! … Mary Brandon said she spent nine hours at hospital receiving treatment following the alleged assault. Ms Brandon encouraged others to raise awareness of her image and “get the word out that this isn’t OK”. Since being uploaded yesterday it…

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At Last, The Instruction From The State: “Don’t Be Offended..”

May 16, 2014 5 Comments
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Shah said his son told him about the conversation with the inspectors after he picked him up from school on Wednesday. “He said, Dad, when they took us to the side room, they said ‘Do you guys know what gay means?’. My son said, yes, I do know what it means, what’s that got to do with our education? They said, ‘Are you exposed to it in any way, good…

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One in a million

May 11, 2014 8 Comments
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Language and mores change over the years and what was acceptable in the past is no longer acceptable now. That’s not to say that the likes of the current round of sex cases from forty years ago being dredged up by the police are innocent, but, at the time it was an accepted attitude for the ‘glitterati’ to behave with their adoring fans. Being basically mobbed by fans and taking…

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If You Want To Know The Time Accepted Political Opinion Ask A Policeman…

May 2, 2014 11 Comments
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Police have made members of the public aware that a stall in Southend High Street is being run by a far-right political group. That’s nice of them. Do they feel the need to warn members of the public that they might be contributing to a political organisation whose aims they may not support when the chuggers are rattling tins for the RSPCA in the high street? Or is this somehow…

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“We’ll Riot If You Try To Prevent Us Rioting!”

March 2, 2014 14 Comments
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A classic response from that great thinker of our time, Diane Abbott: The introduction of water cannon to the streets of London would be a public order disaster. If politicians were perturbed by the violence they saw on the streets in urban areas in 2011, it would be as nothing compared to the disorder that agreeing to the request by the Metropolitan police for water cannon could provoke. Ummm, yeah.…

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The World That Progressives Wanted…

November 2, 2013 5 Comments
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Leyla Hussein, 32, said many were scared to speak out against FGM because they were worried about criticising another culture. Congratulations, Leyla, you now live in the world the progressives built! Ain’t it grand? Approaching shoppers with the petition supporting FGM, she told them she wanted to protect her “culture, traditions and rights” . In only 30 minutes 19 people signed it with some saying they believed FGM was wrong…

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Roy Greenslade Focuses On The Important News Stories…

October 3, 2013 5 Comments
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It will be interesting to see if any newspaper covers the fact that members of Britain’s armed forces appeared to join in with Scottish football fans as they sang sectarian songs at a match yesterday. ‘Appeared to’..? Well, did they, or didn’t they? You don’t seem too sure… Rival Celtic fans were quick to point to songs that are supposed to be banned from all Scottish football grounds under a…

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More Demands From The Usual Suspects…

July 30, 2013 3 Comments
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Disney’s summer blockbuster The Lone Ranger has faced criticism for… Nonsensical plot? Embarrassingly bad performances? Losing money hand over fist? … its portrayal of Butch Cavendish, the film’s villain, with a prosthetic cleft lip. Errr…. Although there have been many portrayals of the character on screen, Disney is the first studio to present him as facially disfigured. Disney describes the character, who is played by William Fichtner, as “a ruthless…

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Useful, If Grandma Is Ever Shot By An Ivory Poacher…

June 20, 2013 17 Comments
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Schoolchildren as young as three are to be given lessons on how to deal with death and grief. Yes, despite the fact that actual educational achievement falls year after year, and companies are forced to run remedial classes for new staff, 550 primary schools have signed up to this. The brainchild of yet another fakecharity: The campaign has been launched by the Child Bereavement UK charity. And how are they…

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This Is Not Justice…

June 3, 2013 5 Comments
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A father has been jailed at a secret court hearing for sending a Facebook message to his grown-up son on his 21st birthday. And no, it wouldn’t even be justice if we were allowed to see it done in open court. After their parents’ divorce, the two boys chose to live with their father, following a series of rows with their mother over her new boyfriend. But within a year…

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Speculating To Accumulate..?

April 26, 2013 4 Comments
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Or just more woeful handling of public money, mixed with a little soupcon of identity politics? A controversial plan to scrap the free parking enjoyed by more than 10,000 Blue Badge holders in the New Forest is today at the centre of a new row. Civic chiefs have been accused of wasting public money after accelerating plans to replace equipment installed only nine years ago. It seems they need to…

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In Which The Progressives Do Another 180…

April 13, 2013 5 Comments
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Archie Bland, deputy editor of the ‘Indy’ on the Paris Brown affair: … no one had thought to check on the hapless girl’s Twitter account, but the Mail on Sunday did, had a look through it, and alighted upon a “torrent of foul-mouthed rants” from which it constructed a front page. And now Paris Brown has had to resign. Some of the tweets are awful. Then again, this is the…

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Power Corrupts…

February 18, 2013 8 Comments
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…and isn’t this a prime example? Sex shops and lap-dancing clubs should be banned in Nottingham, says the county’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.Chris Cutland claims they are “old fashioned” and “demeaning” to women. Yup, the person appointed to the position of making sure the police serve the neighbourhood rather than pursuing pointless politically correct campaigns dives right in with…a politically correct campaign! You couldn’t make it up, could you?…

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