Posts Tagged ‘ Political Correctness ’

“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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‘Blue On Blue’ Is Great Fun, Yes…

February 8, 2013 5 Comments
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…until you realise you’re the one getting stuck with the bill: A 14-year race discrimination court battle has cost the taxpayer almost a million pounds. Equality campaigner Natasha Sivanandan won £420,000 in compensation after a council-funded anti-racism group turned her down for a job. A job..? In what department, I wonder? The row began in June 1999 when 58-year-old Ms Sivanandan, from Wood Green, north London, applied for a job as a…

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I Can See Why It’s ‘A deeply worrying trend…’

January 11, 2013 5 Comments
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…at least, for the progressives: In these posts, teenage girls – and sometimes boys – criticize certain body types or wardrobe choices, often being ruthless in the process. Oh noes! Criticism! That means…judgement! That means…not ‘celebrating the choices of others’! Oh, quelle horreur! So, what sort of comments are we talking about? In one such post, a blogger writes with accompanying pictures: ‘Hey girls, uhm did you know – open books,…

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You’re ‘Offended’, Eh…?

December 18, 2012 18 Comments
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A pub has apologised after a “misguided” advertising campaign that seemed to condone rape. And you won’t believe how… The Hobgoblin pub in London Road had put up posters in the pub and online advertising its “Festive Frape” promotion.Customers were invited to use the pub’s name in the status section of their Facebook pages and encourage friends to “like” the comment in exchange for a free shot. The promotion was…

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Censorship is [REDACTED]

May 15, 2012 10 Comments
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The gay marriage debate rumbles and grumbles on, and while I’m not on the side of those who want to continue to use the state’s monopoly on force to maintain their preferred definition in law I have just as big a problem as those who don’t want this ended so much as to be given their turn at the controls. And what really gets my goat about this is their…

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When Is It OK To….

April 18, 2012 28 Comments
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…sneer at the names children are given by their parents? I ask, because, on occasion, I hold my nose and take a peek at the ‘Guardian’ educational pages, where one sometimes finds articles like this one: In my roles of moral icon, sage, clot and dotard, I have been asked many questions. The most frequent goes thus:“Can we send Hugo/Rhapsody/Electra to your school?” “Yes! Turn right at the lights. Multiple assassins and…

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“Freeze Dirtbags! Decency Squad!”

April 1, 2012 5 Comments
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“Ya’all play nicely on this here ‘Twitter’ thing, OK?” …a comment attributed to an account called KevinRooney1 appeared online. It said: “After what Villa fans were singing about Aliou Cisse’s family when majority died on a cruise I couldn’t care less about Petrov!! #villa****” I neither know nor care what that’s all about. I don’t follow football. Not on Twitter, not in real life! When angry Villa fans reported the…

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