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BS: Labour party discussion

Teribus 17 Jan 17 - 03:38 AM
Jim Carroll 16 Jan 17 - 07:56 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jan 17 - 07:25 PM
Teribus 16 Jan 17 - 07:18 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jan 17 - 12:12 PM
Teribus 16 Jan 17 - 11:28 AM
Jim Carroll 16 Jan 17 - 10:48 AM
Dave the Gnome 16 Jan 17 - 10:09 AM
Keith A of Hertford 15 Jan 17 - 02:43 PM
Keith A of Hertford 14 Jan 17 - 01:05 PM
Jim Carroll 14 Jan 17 - 07:33 AM
Steve Shaw 14 Jan 17 - 07:04 AM
Keith A of Hertford 14 Jan 17 - 04:42 AM
Steve Shaw 13 Jan 17 - 09:13 PM
bobad 13 Jan 17 - 05:18 PM
Jim Carroll 13 Jan 17 - 11:58 AM
Steve Shaw 13 Jan 17 - 11:22 AM
Keith A of Hertford 13 Jan 17 - 11:08 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Teribus
Date: 17 Jan 17 - 03:38 AM

Good heavens:

1: "Labour has decided to live up to the principles that it was first created for in order to give the electorate a genuine choice rather than the same policy under different names - takes a lot of courage to do that"

"Courage" or complete lack of common sense? If they do not wish to recognise that the country and the world today bears no resemblance at all to the one that existed when the Labour Party was created, that is their affair but in doing so they must know that they will not win any elections on that ticket.

2: "It has fought off a coup by right wing career politicians who wish to keep it as a meal ticket for themselves"

The Parliamentary Labour Party consists of 230 Labour MPs, of whom 172 of them according to Jim Carroll are "right-wing career politicians" and only 40 of them actually support the "Great Leader". What a strange party it must be.

3: "They have fought off dishonest accusations of antisemitism instigated by a foreign power, and supported by the career politicians and proved those accusations groundless - takes a lot of dedication to do that."

Instigated by the resignation of the co-chairman of the Oxford University Labour Club on the stated grounds that Jewish members of said club no longer felt safe enough to attend its meetings. Which begs the question what instigation from what foreign power? Unless of course Labour's own National Executive Committee are a foreign power because they were the ones that commissioned and empowered not one but two Inquiries into the matter, it was the NEC who suspended at least 50 members of the Labour Party {Tell me Jim has Ken Livingston been returned to the fold yet?} Suspended the activities of at least four Constituency Labour Groups/Parties and Jim, Shaw & Co., all want us to believe it was all over nothing - pull the other one.

4: "Now they have to win an electorate over for genuine change instead of the same old same old which has bankrupt Britain - let's see what happens."

Strange thing to say about the world's fifth largest economy Jim. The Labour Governments of Blair and Brown made the most concerted effort since the end of the Second World War to bankrupt the UK but fortunately they failed. Labour have been defeated in the last two UK General Elections, they have been wiped out in Scotland where the Conservatives now form the major opposition to the SNP, and under Corbyn Labour looks as though they will remain out of office until the "Great Leader" is replaced. To influence matters Corbyn's Union backers are flexing their muscle but all they seem to be achieving is alienation of the voting public.

5: The Conservatives called a referendum to honour a promise they made to the electorate of the United Kingdom in their election manifesto. To remain in the EU was the official stance of every single political party in the UK with the obvious exception of UKIP, which oddly enough formed no part in the main Leave campaign, made up of Eurosceptic dissidents from the UK's main political parties - Nobody therefore had what you call a back-up plan - why should anybody have to have had one? Everybody thought the electorate would vote to Remain - but they didn't did they? So it takes time to trigger Article 50 and thereafter there are at least two-and-a-half years of negotiations until Brexit becomes a reality (All of that was known before the referendum).

6: "Economic wobble"??

We are doing far better than anyone in the EU, especially those within the Eurozone. The Treasury along with Carney and the Bank of England have been forced by events to retract their pre-Brexit Referendum "doom'n'gloom" predictions.   

7: "British ambassador resigns from European negotiations blaming the heavy handedness of the "control freak" Prime minister - Britain left without a voice in European negotiation."

Hate to have to point this out to you Jim but to-date there have been NO negotiations related to the UK leaving the EU.

8: Your predictions as to how the next decade will unfold are uninformed and run counter to what most analysts economists think.

   


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 07:56 PM

"Recently Labour have got themselves in one terrible muddle trying to get to grips with what their voter base considers important"
Labour has decided to live up to the principles that it was first created for in order to give the electorate a genuine choice rather than the same policy under different names - takes a lot of courage to do that
It has fought off a coup by right wing career politicians who wish to keep it as a meal ticket for themselves, so they have had two leadership elections, each time winning a decision for change - it takes plenty of balls to do that
They have fought off dishonest accusations of antisemitism instigated by a foreign power, and supported by the career politicians and proved those accusations groundless - takes a lot of dedication to do that.
Now they have to win an electorate over for genuine change instead of the same old same old which has bankrupt Britain - let's see what happens.
On the other hand, the Tories called a referendum without a backup plan in case the decision was to leave Europe - an absolute shambles, resignation of a Prime Minister,,the appointment of a racist moron as foreign secretary, sharp rise of racist attacks,   economic wobble due to lack of planning and future uncertainty.
British ambassador resigns from European negotiations blaming the heavy handedness of the "control freak" Prime minister - Britain left without a voice in European negotiation.   
British withdrawal from Europe has not only put the future of the United Kingdom at risk, but it will probably take up to ten years for it to break with Europe and when it does, there are no contingency plans to replace the jobs that will no longer be available on the continent - the threat of rising unemployment due to the lack of a British industrial base is likely to destroy the lives of a generation.
The Government decides on a new runway for Heathrow, but have to put in on ice for fear of resignation of MPs.
The situation in the health service has now reached the stage of being described as a humanitarian crisis.
Nearly a year ago, leading members of the Muslim community accuse the Government of Islamophobia - in contrast to Labour's immediate action, the Tories did nothing, the charges have never been investigated.
America has elected a racist, misogynist thug into the White House with the help of Russia and already the establishment suck-holes are tripping over themselves to kiss his ring.
Now who should I vote for - eenie, meanie......?
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 07:25 PM

Go to bed, Billy boy. It's way past your bedtime.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Teribus
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 07:18 PM

Covered quite a lot in that last post Shaw. Might no accord with the ill-advised script you tend to follow - but that would come as no great surprise now would it?

It was you who held the rather quaint and naïve belief that MPs are better informed than anybody else wasn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 12:12 PM

Have you actually got anything to say about anything at all, Teribus? 😂


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Teribus
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 11:28 AM

That yet another example of the better informed and more knowledgeable group of people (MPs) that Shaw says are better placed to make decisions on our behalf?

Found that most of our current crop of "professional" politicians are only capable of carrying out the instructions given them by their respective whips and for the crowd in power that advice is normally centred around keeping the party in power so that their noses remain firmly stuck in the trough.

Recently Labour have got themselves in one terrible muddle trying to get to grips with what their voter base considers important, they have given up trying to keep track of the number of "U-turns" being made by the "great leader" on free-movement they now have a rev counter. And it apparently hasn't even registered that the political party now firmly in UKIP's sights is Labour not Conservative, if Corbyn stays on as leader the next General Election will be interesting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 10:48 AM

Your carefully unlinked claim was from an anti-Corbynite, right winger. Emily Thornbury, who supports the old guard and has a somewhat bizarre record of hypocricy and dishonesty – what else is such a person going to say?
Jim Carroll
Mugging claims[edit]
In March 2008, Thornberry claimed that almost every child in Islington had been mugged at some stage.[21] This was denied by the Metropolitan Police as 'speculation', pointing out that out of a borough population of 180,000, only 750 people under 18 had reported being the victims of mugging in 2007.[22] However, the comments were deemed a hindrance to Labour London Mayor Ken Livingstone's re-election campaign.[23]
Personal life[edit]
Thornberry has lived in Islington since the early 1990s. In July 1991 she married fellow-barrister Sir Christopher Nugee, of Wilberforce Chambers,[62] in Tower Hamlets, and they have two sons (born December 1991 and July 1999) and a daughter (born November 1993). Nugee later became a Queen's Counsel, then a High Court Judge, when he wasknighted (whereupon she became formally styled Lady Nugee MP, a title she does not use).[63] Since 1993 they have lived on Richmond Crescent, Barnsbury, where Tony Blairalso lived until the 1997 general election, moving in on the same day as the Blairs.[64] Thornberry also part-owns properties in Guildford and South London.[54][65]
In April 2005, it emerged that Thornberry had sent her son to the partially selective Dame Alice Owen's School 14 miles (23 km) away from her home and outside her constituency. The school was formerly based in Islington and still reserves ten per cent of its places for Islington pupils.[66] The Labour Party opposes selection and Thornberry was widely criticised over the issue as a result.[67] Chris Woodhead, the former chief inspector of schools said: "I celebrate her good sense as a parent and deplore her hypocrisy as a politician. When will those who espouse the virtues of comprehensive education apply the logic of their political message to their children?" Later, Thornberry's daughter also attended the school.[68]

In a September 2016 TV interview, whilst serving as shadow foreign minister, Thornberry was asked to name the French foreign minister. Thornberry confirmed that she was unable to name the minister,[49] and accused the interviewer of sexism. Thornberry then asked to discuss the situation of North Korea, so the interviewer asked if she knew who the South Korean president was, but Thornberry did not know, saying that the interview was descending into a pub quiz. Female journalists and politicians, including Isabel Hardman and Ruth Davidson, quickly criticised Thornberry for using an allegation of sexism to cover her own poor performance.[49] Thornberry then appeared on Radio 4 to say that the interview had been sexist because the interviewer had not asked such questions of a man because the interviewer assumed that a man would know the answer.[50] However, the interviewer had previously asked a man, Alan Johnson, comparable factual questions.[51]
Thornberry was interviewed by the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS). She said: "I have actually quite a lot more experience than people might think I do. As I say I have a member of the armed forces I have a brother-in-law who's a general. I was actually made an honorary lieutenant colonel when I was doing court-martials [sic] when I was a barrister and so I have a certain amount of experience of the military there."[46] The Ministry of Defence denied this claim and Thornberry subsequently admitted she had thought she was made a colonel to have access to the officers' mess, not to appear in courts-martial.[47] During a Labour discussion about the nuclear deterrent, Thornberry admitted that she did not know what the nuclear defence rating, Defcon, is.[48]


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Jan 17 - 10:09 AM

1700!


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 15 Jan 17 - 02:43 PM

Speaking on ITV's Peston on Sunday, Ms Thornberry said: "We're (Labour Party) not going to die in a ditch about it(free movement)."

Corbyn has said he would accept it and that immigration is not too high.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 14 Jan 17 - 01:05 PM

I don't know, but some Labour insiders seem to disagree with your version.

A former Shadow Cabinet minister told politicshome.com: "Being a backbench MP with no prospect of power wasn't really what Tristram signed up for. Good luck to him and God help the rest of us."
Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former communications chief, said Mr Hunt's departure from Westminster would be a "big loss," and tweeted: "So many MPs fear Labour going nowhere under Jeremy Corbyn."


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Jan 17 - 07:33 AM

"It is almost unheard of for an MP to give up Parliament for real work,"
Didn't Tory MP, Loise Mensch piss off to work in America not so long ago, citing the difficulties of trying to balance her family life with political commitments, which led to the Tories losing her seat to Labour in the Corby and East Northamptonshire, by-election.
Hasn't Stephen May just resigned from the Tories, stating openly that it was because of Theresa May's handling of Brexit?
MORE in the PIPELINE
Must mean the Conservatives are in a real bad way!!!
Still trying to make problems where there are none - "God loves a trier", as my mother used to say.
Give it a ****** rest Keith - you've tried everything and failed miserably
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Jan 17 - 07:04 AM

Tristram Hunt is a highly-regarded academic who has just been offered his dream job, a once in a lifetime opportunity, at one of the world's greatest museums, so bugger off with your dark theories why don't you, Keith. As a matter of fact, he's quite likely a far better historian than he is a politician, having made a good number of blunders that he's had to explain away and with wacky ideas about public schools, and I'm not exactly sorry to see him go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 14 Jan 17 - 04:42 AM

Steve, I do not read the Mirror but I try to use Labour supporting papers and there are few left.
Are you saying the Mirror made up the story?

It is almost unheard of for an MP to give up Parliament for real work, but two Labour MPs have in recent weeks.

Huff. Post,
Jeremy Corbyn has declared that he is "not expecting" any more Labour MPs to quit - despite losing two backbenchers within a month.
The Labour leader also denied that he had "lost control" of his Parliamentary party in the wake of the resignation of former Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 09:13 PM

Oi, I feel left out here! Nah then, mods, how come bobad gets the privilege of receiving a list of his deleted posts and not me!! Grrr, I tell you! Grr grrrr! Fukkity ferk! May a thousand Asian curses descend on ye all!


To be serious (not easy at this point), unless I've done one of my big diatribe posts that took me half an hour, I haven't a clue what posts of mine got deleted. And I care even less. The poor sods who have to deal with us argumentative buggers have enough on their plates without their having to account for our deleted posts. The shrug is the best strategy by miles. Highly recommended!


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: bobad
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 05:18 PM

No - yours were, it put an end to your vitriolic vomit and I received a PM pointing out what had been removed

Lol, so did I and yours and Shaw's, which were the seeds, were removed too...... don't lie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 11:58 AM

"Lord David Triesman"
"Baron Triesman, of Tottenham
Member of the Henry Jackson Society's Political Council
The think tank has been described as right-wing and neoconservative.
During its early years, the society called for maintaining "a strong military… armed with expeditionary capabilities with a global reach".
In 2014, Dr Nafeez, an executive director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development stated that the Henry Jackson Society courts corporate, political power to advance a distinctly illiberal oil and gas agenda in the Middle East.
In 2014, Breitbart's managing editor Raheem Kassam was an Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), where he headed up the Student rights campaign, the HJS-funded and based project which was widely criticised as anti-Muslim and right-wing.
According to the Huffington Post, some key Henry Jackson Society personnel, including associate director Douglas Murray, have made many statements that have led to accusations of anti-Muslim bigotry. Douglas Murray, the associate director of HJS, is the author of "Neoconservatism: Why We Need It" book and has been described as a neoconservative.
Marko Attila Hoare, a former senior member of the Henry Jackson Society, left the organisation in 2012 because of its "anti-Muslim" and "anti-immigration" views.
In 2015, the British Spinwatch group, SNP, Greens and human rights lawyer Niall McCluskey urged Labour leader Jim Murphy to sever his links with the Henry Jackson Society, which they accused of pushing an anti-Muslim agenda."
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 11:22 AM

Turn the record over, Keith. And find a better paper to read.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 11:08 AM

Daily Mirror yesterday,

"Labour faces a "big defeat" under Jeremy Corbyn, a former party general secretary warned tonight.
Mr Corbyn's two landslide leadership victories were "completely different" from winning a general election, Lord David Triesman said.

He told The House magazine: "I think the position for the party is genuinely very grim and I don't see any real point in trying to hide from the reality.
"Winning a majority in the party, as Jeremy did, is not anything like winning a majority in the country."

"He also hit out at the appointment of human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti to the Lords soon after her much-criticised report into alleged racism in Labour ranks.
"I think that many people, if they were offered a peerage in those circumstances, if there was something behind it or not, would have said not at this moment'," he said.
"I think I would have said perceptions can be very damaging to a politician, it doesn't matter if they're grounded in reality or not.
She could have relied on the fact that given her work and her reputation she would have arrived in the House of Lords eventually." "
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/labour-course-bad-defeat-under-9612011


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 09:49 AM

Never expect to get the truth from bobad, Jim. Until the rules were changed his whole presence here was predicated on deception in order to to use such friendly forms of address towards us as "Jew-hater." Insulting remarks are only "ad hominems" if they come from people he disagrees with, never if they come from him!


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 09:41 AM

ENOUGH KEITH - CAN SOME KIND FORUM FAIRY PUT A STOP TO THIS BEHAVIOUR PLEASE?
No - yours were, it put an end to your vitriolic vomit and I received a PM pointing out what had been removed - it did the trick
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 09:37 AM

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Do we really have to endure such childishness on an adult forum?


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 09:24 AM

Anyone who compares the quote to your claim would agree with me

Really?

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: bobad
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 09:18 AM

I will ask a forum overseer to intervene as I did with Bobad

And all your ad hominem posts were removed as a result - made the forum a cleaner place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 09:16 AM

No quote you have given has me saying what you claimed I said, so you lied about me.
Anyone who compares the quote to your claim would agree with me, so go ahead.

You also claimed that I lied in this and a concurrent thread, but did not produce any quote at all because it is not true.
Another lie Jim.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 05:29 AM

I have just put up your exact quote - you lied about claiming you didn't make it
If you call my a liar once more I will ask a forum overseer to intervene as I did with Bobad
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 04:53 AM

Not a cross post Jim.
I ask you to quote me saying what you claim I did.
And quote the whole statement. Do not extract a fragment to alter my meaning.

JUsyave done both on this and the Theresa May thread

Then quote me, liar.

I is you who have lied consistently on both counts

Then quote me, liar.

Making lying claims is easy for a liar like you Jim.
You just can't back your lies with actual quotes , liar.

Prove me wrong, liar.
What is stopping you, liar?


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 02:57 PM

"Then quote me, liar."
I assume this is a cross posting
I don't expect an apology
JUsyave done both on this and the Theresa May thread
I is you who have lied consistently on both counts
Now will you piss off?
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 12:45 PM

Jim,
Finished here Keith - you claimed what I said

Then quote me, liar.

and you deny Farage's racism

Then quote me, liar.

Farage may well be a racist, in which case I share your contempt for the man.
I just need to see some actual evidence, and none of you can find any.

Dave,
Don't worry, Jim. The thread may have long gone but enough people remember it.

You were a major contributor to that thread Dave, but you found nothing from me to criticise at the time.

My only case on that thread was that there was an over-representation, not why.
Read it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 12:40 PM

This, from a debate on the causes of "massive over-representation of Muslims" in sexual crimes against underage young women in Britain
You may check the context on the "Muslim prejudice" thread.
I trust these are Keith's posts and that the Russians haven't hacked this website
Jim Carroll


Muslim Prejudice thread.
Subject: RE: BS: Muslim prejudice
From: Keith A of Hertford - PM
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 07:10 AM

Don, no one on this thread has claimed any of those things.

Don I do now " believe that all male Pakistani Muslims have a culturally implanted tendency" but only because of the testimony of all those knowledgeable people, and always acknowledging that only a tiny minority succumb.

Do you dismiss all that just because it does not fit your preconceptions, or do you have some powerful evidence to the contrary that you have not shared with us

Later
From: Keith A of Hertford - PM
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 02:11 PM
I find it hard to understand your reluctance.
I have restated my case many times, and will do it again if anyone asks.
Alan, you have been following the debate.
Are you clear why Lox is certain there can be no cultural cause?
Lizzie?

Later
Subject: RE: BS: Muslim prejudice
From: Keith A of Hertford - PM
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 02:48 PM
I was just hoping that if no one else knows why you can not accept a cultural cause either, you might remind us.
You have said that you do not accept that there is a distinct BP culture.
Is that it?
You would not want to risk ridicule by saying that again.
Does anyone here know why Lox rejects a cultural explanation?
Dave, you have been more than fair in you comments on this debate.
Do you know?

Later
Subject: RE: BS: Muslim prejudice
From: Keith A of Hertford - PM
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 04:29 PM
"And Alan - by definition, a hypothesis which discriminates solely on the base of race/culture and which deliberately excludes all other factors is a racist hypothesis."
So, if we think that culture might be the explanation for the massive over representation, we must unthink it, because it is "racist."
No theorising is permissable, or you are a racist.
Stop the debate, or be guilty of racism.
You must not even imagine such a thing.
Quite liberal Lox.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 12:10 PM

I'm sure they do, including Keith
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 12:05 PM

Don't worry, Jim. The thread may have long gone but enough people remember it.

D,


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 12:00 PM

"you have put up no evidence, only your views of what was said and what occurred."
I have been putting it up since he said it - it as one of the most blatant pieces of racism anybody has put up on this forum
Whenever I mantioned it, he denied saying it, then he said he only said it becase somebody else did - an immediate admission of his lying
He has at no time ever given an example of anybody saying anything approaching such a serious charge against an entire race
He said that he believes "I now believe" that Muslim culture inclines all Pakistani males to desire sex with underage girls - that is statutory rape in Britain - that is what he claimed.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: akenaton
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 09:23 AM

Wrong Jim..... you have put up no evidence, only your views of what was said and what occurred.

If there was any evidence I would not be defending him.....nor I am sure would Keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 09:17 AM

Finished here Keith - you claimed what I said and you deny Farage's racism
You have consistently claimed nobody has put up proof - that is another lie and another example of your defending racism
Stop calling me a liar and move on
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 08:47 AM

Jim,
There you go again - first denying you said it, then saying you only said it because somebody told you it was true - make up your mind.

I deny saying what you claim.
I deny it was my opinion. I always acknowledged that I had no knowledge on which to base such an opinion.

Everyone is influenced to some extent by their culture.
All those people ascribed the offending to that culture.
I know nothing about that culture, so after dredging up a six year old debate, it contains nothing to justify your smear.

The fact that you still defend it is indicative that you still believe it to be true, which makes you a racist.

I do not defend it, but nothing has come to light to change the fact or give reason to stop believing them all.
Most of those quoted were of that culture so it is certainly not racist.

It is little wonder you spend so much time and effort defending Farage's racism.

Another lie Jim. You will never produce a quote of me defending any racism.
All I did was ask you to justify the accusation, and you could not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 05:16 AM

"Well if you actually quote verbatim what Keith A originally posted as opposed to what you think"
I've posted the quote, I've posted the whole posting, I've posred the quotes surrounding his posting and I've linked to the thread - dozens of times - it's my favourite quote on the forum.
Each time he starts out denying he said it, then saying he only believes it because somebody said it was true AS HE HAS DONE HERE
He has never at any time produced a public figure that has ever claimed a cultural implant to rape young women in all Pakistani males - not ever.
It would be illegal for any public figure to make such a statement publicly and anybody in the public eye would lose any position they held if they did so.
If you think I have it wrong, go find it and put me right, If you believe what he said - say so
You claim I have it wrong - again - you will not show my having done so - again
You are nothing, if not predictable
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Teribus
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 02:09 AM

Jim Carroll - 11 Jan 17 - 10:49 AM

"No public figure has ever said that all British Pakistani males were culturally implanted to have sex with underage girls - that was all your own work - you never reproduced anybody saying it, if they had said it it would have been liable to prosecution under the incitement to race hatred laws and whoever said such a thing is a racist, whether they are repeating something somebody told them or not."


Well if you actually quote verbatim what Keith A originally posted as opposed to what you think, or wish, he had said you will find that Keith A did give three sources quoting exactly what they had said, all those sources were members of Britain's Asian community with every right to express their views on a crime that at the time was, and still is, considered to be horrific in scale and in nature. Keith A merely quoted those sources and asked the question if anyone agreed with THEIR conclusions. You as usual got hold of the wrong end of the stick and have been worrying it like a terrier with a rag ever since - just one of your many "hobby-horses".


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 10:49 AM

"Or did I just say that I believed them because they were in a position to know, as with a doctor or a weather forecaster?"
There you go again - first denying you said it, then saying you only said it because somebody told you it was true - make up your mind.
No public figure has ever said that all British Pakistani makes were culturally implanted to have sex with underage girls - that was all your own work - you never reproduced anybody saying it, if they had said it it would have been liable to prosecution under the incitement to race hatred laws and whoever said such a thing is a racist, whether they are repeating something somebody told them or not.
The fact that you still defend it is indicative that you still believe it to be true, which makes you a racist.
It is little wonder you spend so much time and effort defending Farage's racism.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 10:36 AM

You have not given one Jim.
you have said you only did so because somebody told you it was true

Did I?
Or did I just say that I believed them because they were in a position to know, as with a doctor or a weather forecaster?
Did I admit to not knowing anything about the issue myself?
Was it their opinion and not mine?

If so, how does that justify your accusation that I "set out deliberately to make immigrants a threat to our way of life, our safety and our children's safety in particulat -"

It does not. And you had to dredge up a six year old discussion and quote me out of context even then!

Will you produce an actual quote of me suggesting any such thing?
No, because there are none.
Just nasty smearing lies from a serial liar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 06:50 AM

"Will you produce an actual quote of me suggesting any such thing?"
Done so enough times to make it pointless doing so again
Each time I have you have said you only did so because somebody told you it was true
C'mon Keith - you asked for an example - you got it
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 05:37 AM

No.
Will you produce an actual quote of me suggesting any such thing?
No, because there are none.
Just nasty smearing lies from a serial liar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 05:24 AM

"Will you produce an actual quote of me suggesting any such thing?"
Will "cultural implants" do? - suppose not!!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 04:45 AM

Jim,

No - instead, he has set out deliberately to make immigrants a threat to our way of life, our safety and our children's safety in particulat - far, far worse.


It would be if it was true, but you are just making up shit to smear me again because you can not argue against anything I really say.

Will you produce an actual quote of me suggesting any such thing?
No, because there are none.
Just nasty smearing lies from a serial liar.

GSS, I have answered your points on the Theresa thread because the Farage discussion took place there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 04:01 AM

"Keith has never advocated stopping immigration or racism of any kind."
No - instead, he has set out deliberately to make immigrants a threat to our way of life, our safety and our children's safety in particulat - far, far worse.
You have shared many of his views and taken it a step further and have insisted that there is nothing wrong with making them using identification insignia and have their homes be identifiable - a real "Brave New World"
Immigrants have been a benefit to our society and our way of life - they have shown themselves prepared to integrate, they are, by and large, law abiding and industrious, their children tend to do well in schools, and for those who are prepared to listen, they are fine examples of the fact that the planet is now the sole domain of W.A.S.Ps any more
It is those that refuse to accept strangers into our midst that is the problem, not the strangers.
Despite claims to the contrary, Corbyn has not changed his position, he has merely clarified it to combat those who would misuse it.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 06:13 PM

"As I have said on numerous occasions, the playing field is not level, most of the young male immigrants arriving here can live much more cheaply than a young British couple and can send money home where its value is many times than it is here."

As far as EU countries are concerned this is a blatant untruth. There is no EU country where the cost of living is many times less than here. Speaking of money leaving the country, I would also ask why you don't castigate billionaires who send their money offshore in order to avoid tax, or who live as non-doms for the same reason. What they rob this country of in tax revenue outstrips by a very large multiple any small amounts which are quite legitimately, with no intention of tax avoidance, sent to families outside the UK by people who are genuinely here to work. I haven't the energy to take on the rest of the complete bollocks in your post. I suppose that by bringing up a "proper family" you're not talking about same-sex couples, but hey ho.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: akenaton
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 05:46 PM

Don....if you are trying to be ironic, I would suggest some lessons from the experts. Mr McGrath is an excellent exponent, others are less overt. :0)

Good irony should give the victim a nice warm glow, before the onset of Rigor Mortise.   :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: akenaton
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 05:36 PM

Good Soldier, I think you are being extremely unfair to Keith.
Keith has never advocated stopping immigration or racism of any kind.
Of course we need immigration, but it must be on our terms, we need control over numbers and status of immigrants.

Surely you cannot believe that we can accept the present numbers for ever? As I have said on numerous occasions, the playing field is not level, most of the young male immigrants arriving here can live much more cheaply than a young British couple and can send money home where its value is many times than it is here.

Additionally the infrastructure of the immigrant's own country is being adversely affected by the loss of a young working age population. Who do you think is going to run public services, build houses and teach pupils in Poland and other eastern European countries?
I see no rush of young Brits to work in Eastern Europe.....why do you think this is the case?

When Free Movement is halted there must be compulsory training introduced to allow our young people the chance of a proper life with proper wages and a proper house in which to bring up a proper family.

An empty life on derisory benefits should not be an option, it is a real crime against humanity.

Back to basics, I also agree with the idea of closing the wealth gap, but given the current economic system this will be extremely difficult to implement.


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 04:59 PM

"Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Keith A of Hertford - PM
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 04:48 AM

Don't respond Steve - that way lies madness

Because you can not challenge a word I have said, so better hide."
Keith I have met you in person and I have no desire to fall out with you, but I cannot accept your response when i challenged you about Farages xenophobia, I produced a copy and paste of a report of a speech Farage made in Grimsby.
your response was laughable, you resorted to trying to undermine the contents by asking if the student   was out of their teens.
Throughout this thread I have stated that not everyone who voted to leave was a racist but it is clear that Farage has used the race issue to win votes,
your comment "was the student out of his teens" insults those people who are 18 or 19 who are considered by the government old enough and responsible enough to vote legally.
when someone does respond to you politely, and you are clearly caught out you still will not admit you are wrong, so what is the point of anyone responding to you.
THE STUDENT IN QUESTION WAS IN HIS FINAL YEAR OF A BA HONS DEGREE, that means he is considered old enough and responsible enough top vote.14 March 2016       · by European Student Think Tank       · in ambassadors, articles and blogs, EU Foreign Policy, EU Policy Process, Eurocrisis, European Integration, Geen categorie, ISIS, Migration, Religion.       ·
By Matt Evans, British EST Ambassador. Matt is a final year BA (hons) History and Politics student at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK.

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The upcoming June referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union has once again increased the media's interest in the UK Independence Party, commonly known as UKIP. UKIP, formed in 1993 as a response to increasing European integration, are generally viewed as to the right on the political spectrum of the governing Conservative Party, advocating British withdrawal from the European Union and an end to what they view as "uncontrolled immigration".[1] Under the leadership of the charismatic but divisive Nigel Farage, the party has enjoyed recent electoral success, gaining the most seats and votes in the 2014 European Parliament election, marking the first time since 1910 that a party other than Labour and the Conservatives won the largest number of seats in a national election.[2] This article looks at a speech delivered by leader Farage when campaigning for UKIP in the 2015 UK General Election.

            As a part of the general election campaign the infamous Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, went to Grimsby Town Hall and urged the residents of Grimsby to vote for Victoria Ayling, a local councillor, as their next Member of Parliament[3]. This speech exemplifies a large part of Great Britain's scepticism towards the European Union. Given the situation as it was the general election and Farage was holding a speech in a town known for its fishing, it can be argued that he attempted to ignite a nostalgic and nationalist fire in Grimsby. He begins his speech by stating: "Grimsby used to be a great place"[4]. Already here, Farage is presenting a problem in the United Kingdom namely its lack of sovereignty. It can be argued that this problem is the overarching theme on Farage's agenda since, in his view, it is the root for the sinking fishing industry in Grimsby because of the Common Fisheries Policy, Great Britain's declining living conditions due to the Open Door Policy and the British debt due to the European Union membership.

            Farage gives a historical background of why Great Britain's sovereignty has declined according to his own view, which gives his audience an overview and general knowledge of the problem that Great Britain is currently in. Moreover, it is revealing that Farage had an understanding for his audience. This can be seen, for example, by his focus on the famous fishing industry in Grimsby which illustrates that the speech had a particular audience but also his aggressive quote that "Tony Blair can go to hell"[5] which was received by applause of the audience. He even says sarcastically that he misread the audience when he first mentions Tony Blair, indicating that he knows the audience.

First of all, by igniting the nostalgic and nationalistic fire in the audience, he manages to use the argumentative appeal of pathos. This can be tied into Aristotle's notion of emotions since Farage sparks dissatisfaction or even anger in the audience where Aristotle argues that if an item has importance, people will eventually get angry[6]. In this case, Farage is able to present a broken Great Britain and acknowledge it, which the residents of Grimsby are attached to. This indicates that the residents of Grimsby find an importance in Great Britain. Farage is able to direct that frustration and anger, and pinpoint the lack of sovereignty as the fundamental problem. This use of pathos can be considered rather successful since Farage's aim is convince the residents of Grimsby to vote for Ayling because belief and action are intertwined, according to Aristotle[7], and thus by making that certain belief a constituent part of emotion, Farage is able to gain more votes for UKIP.

            Another argumentative appeal is ethos, which he is able to portray through his view of Europe. By claiming that he is not against Europe as countries and people and that he, in fact, likes Europe, Farage is able to illustrate to the public that he is a concerned man of Great Britain rather than a fearful or discriminating man of Europe. In addition, he also presents himself as a moral character by telling the audience that the other politicians have been abusing him due to UKIP's "sensible" policies as he puts it[8].

            The last argumentative appeal is logos where Farage appeals to the rationality of the voters in Grimsby. This is illustrated when he makes the case that Great Britain should become like Norway and Iceland who have a booming fishing industry and are not a part of the European Union. Also, by giving a historical background of Great Britain's ties with the European Union, he also appeals to the rationality of the audience since they see a chronological timeline of the developing problem in Great Britain.

Farage uses contradictions in order to portray his policies as appealing. This can be exemplified by his view that controlling the borders of the United Kingdom "immigration once again becomes a positive in our country and not a negative"[9]. By using juxtapositions, Farage is able to make the audience differentiate between UKIP and the other parties, making UKIP more appealing to voters. It is also seen that Farage uses examples as inductions such as his argument for an increase in the defence budget that he compares to house insurance and the comparison that British debt is like maxing out a credit card. At the end of the speech, Farage states that he doesn't want to sell out nor have a ministerial car but rather wants to "drive the agenda of British politics the next five years"[10]. Here, an odd metaphor is applied in order to contrast what politicians want compared to what Farage want to do if elected but since it is the first metaphor that Farage uses in the speech, it also emphasises his goal of influencing British politics.

The hostility towards the European Union that Farage represents sums up the split in Great Britain. The latest opinion poll by Comres suggests that 49% of Britons want to remain in the EU whereas 41% wants to leave[11]. By analysing a speech by one of the leading figures of the British euroscepticism, we can clearly see that the charismatic Farage is able to adapt his rhetoric to different situations and the issues he touches upon are strong entities of British nationalism. Whether you agree with him or not, "[R]hetoric proves crucial when it comes to invoking discourses in the audience conducive to the claim made by the representative, and downplaying competing discourses"[12] and this is fundamental to the democratic ideals that Great Britain but also the European Union represent. Thus, it is important to acknowledge euroscepticism as a part of British political discourse since it illustrates the antagonism of views in British society.

All in all, Farage focuses on the particular audience by his examples and comparisons that are specific to the people in Grimsby, which helps igniting the nostalgic and nationalistic fire in Grimsby. Hence, the speech can be considered to be successful since it convinces the audience that the sole problem of British politics is its lack of sovereignty and UKIP can provide the solution to make Grimsby a thriving fishing town again.

[1] UKIP Manifesto 2015 "Immigration" p.10


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 04:09 PM

Has anyone on here actually heard or read the speech? From some of the comments above I would guess not. I found it rather disappointing in that he was rather non committal on a number of issues including immigration. Seems he is beginning to learn politics!

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Labour party discussion
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 03:25 PM

There are means to manage and monitor immigrants. There are books about it. One can make immigrant shops obvious to the public with symbols. Special schools only for immigrants. Special purity laws and employment rules. Dynamic work complexes with security gates. The cheap labor there would enrich investors. Last but not least, special passport restrictions and exit fees and laws would make a profit.

No outsider would run toward a freedom that imprisons immigrants for getting in and getting out.

Sorry I think I over excited Ake.


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