Thursday, July 21, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
The point is the modern Tory Party is useless as an ally and harmless as an enemy. They won't do anything to help their base but they'll pander to a bunch of smug North London prats who will never vote for them in a million years.
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
In short, this survey was likely completed by individuals already conscious of and concerned with prejudice and discrimination against [REDACTED I] in America. This does not invalidate the report, but it does suggest that its results may not be a good representation of [REDACTED II] experiences and views.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
We were right and the left wasn't just wrong, they lied about it for nearly two years.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Noel Clarke's twin Bafta statuettes sit on the bookshelves of his West London home.Once they represented the pinnacle of his achievement as an actor, writer, producer and director. Today the bronze faces stare blankly out over a career that lies in tatters.
He'd traced his roots in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? and written and starred in the acclaimed Hood Trilogy of youth culture films, directing two of them
Today he is a pariah after a string of highly damaging allegations led to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts suspending his membership, and withdrawing his 2021 Bafta award for outstanding contribution to British cinema just nine days after he was handed the coveted gong.
Clarke, 46, a married father-of-four, is accused of being a sexual predator and a bully. Allegations – made by more than 20 women and spanning a 15-year period – include claims of unwanted touching or groping, sexually inappropriate behaviour and comments on set, the covert filming of a naked audition and the sharing of explicit pictures without consent.
Clarke, who grew up in a tough and impoverished part of West London, vehemently denies the claims. He has not, he says, been granted the presumption of innocence, let alone a fair hearing.
He acknowledges that not all of his past behaviour has been beyond reproach, particularly when events of almost two decades ago are judged by the standards of today.
Norwegian film producer Synne Seltveit claims that Clarke slapped her buttocks during a night out in Glasgow in 2015 and then later sent her an explicit picture via Snapchat.
On her first allegation, Clarke responds with a clear denial: 'I never slapped her bottom and would never have done that.'
But his response to her second allegation is less definite.
Asked if he regrets this and wishes he had been more circumspect, he says again: '100 per cent.' Similarly, he concedes that he may have sometimes been 'over-tactile' but says he has never groped or tried to kiss a woman who 'didn't want to be kissed'.
And that's the sauce for the goose aspect of it all. The law defines an incident as 'racist' if anyone believes it is racist. Crazy? Maybe, but that what it says. Meanwhile, we're apparently not allowed to ask if the complainants had anything in common? Say, ethnicity?
Even now the race card is still working for him, it's just not working quite as well as before. Someone should have told him: When you play the game of victimhood, you win or you die!
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
But Amnesty International UK's policing expert warned that arming volunteer officers is 'dangerous' and will inevitably lead to 'more instances of misuse, serious harm and death from Tasers'.
Stop laughing you oiks!
Oliver Feeley-Sprague, a member of the independent advisory group to the National Police Chiefs' Council lead on Tasers....
Well, isn't that just great? The public had the opportunity to vote for a party that was totally in tune with Amnesty International's agenda in December 2019... and they gave the other guys an eighty-seat majority but apparently none of that matters. Amnesia Intentional (motto: just forget about how many of our baby seals have turned out to be spitting cobras) might be toxic at the ballot box but that's no reason why they can't drive public policy.
Mandate? They don't need no stinking mandate!
Monday, May 09, 2022
Everything must be about them at all times.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
This is complicated, the issues themselves aren't complicated. All the repercussions if diplomatic relations and dealing with other countries and other organisations are extremely complicated.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
What the Cathedral describes as 'a bold new artwork' is a twelve-foot-tall bright red effigy of the ruler of the African kingdom of Benin, Oba Ovonramwen, who was deposed by a British expedition in 1897. There is no doubt about the celebratory intention of this work: its artist, Victor Ehikhamenor, describes it as 'reawakening Oba Ovonramwen and every other person that was violated during that oppressive attack on the Benin Kingdom.'
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Middlesbrough defender Marc Bola has been warned and ordered to complete an education course over a homophobic social media post from when he was 14.
Bola, now 24, accepted a Football Association charge brought after the historic tweet, written in April 2012 when he was a child at the Arsenal Academy, came to light last year.
The complaint has been dealt with in the strictest confidentiality inside the FA, who are understood to have offered guidance and advice to John.
The informal letter cites a number of instances where the employee believes John has over stepped the mark.
John, in the complaint, is accused of shouting, being dismissive, giving unjust criticism, using aggressive tactics and malicious behaviour.
In a statement released to Sportsmail, John said: ‘At the heart of who I am, I’m an activist and am direct in my communication style.
As a senior Black woman joining the football-industry in the middle of a pandemic, I am honoured that The FA empowered me to try to be a change agent.
‘A challenge of driving change is that sometimes, I have to be uncomfortably direct. I ask the questions that no-one wants to ask. I have difficult conversations about topics that people haven’t engaged on for centuries and doing that can mean pushing boundaries and people.
‘I have and always will listen to feedback and continue to grow daily as a leader and I hope that the leeway and scope that we as society afford strong, opinionated and vocal Black women continues to grow with me.’
Big clubs pressuring match officials to give decisions their way seems like it could be even more important than naughty tweets.
Saturday, March 05, 2022
Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine could trigger a Covid surge, the editor of a top medical journal has warned.
He warned that 'the burden of war falls mostly on women and children', with 10million children aged five and younger having died in conflicts in the 20 years up to 2015Yep, the men are all tucked up safe and loving it in the front line. Bunker? More like Fun-ker, am I right, girls?