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Andy Capp
post Jan 5 2012, 12:34 PM
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She has not been obscene as allegedly John Terry, or Luis Suarez has, but she has, I think, exposed an opinion that makes her prejudiced. Can she do her job when some of her electorate know she thinks like that? There might be some of course who agree with what she says. What I am fairly sure about, is that if this was a white MP talking about blacks, their position would be untenable.
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post Jan 5 2012, 12:35 PM
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Reference?

Edit: Never mind. It's on the BBC News website.
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post Jan 5 2012, 01:13 PM
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Yet more borderline racism from the mad Abbott. It's not the first time by a long way.

As one Tory MP has said, if a white MP said somthing similar they would have been sacked/forced to resign by now.

I don't know how she keeps getting away with it.
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post Jan 5 2012, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (stewiegriffin @ Jan 5 2012, 01:13 PM) *
Yet more borderline racism from the mad Abbott. It's not the first time by a long way.

As one Tory MP has said, if a white MP said somthing similar they would have been sacked/forced to resign by now.

I don't know how she keeps getting away with it.

Of course she should resign. She is a public figure who fully understands the implications of the words and phrases she uses after all she is a senior polititian and what she said is racist.


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post Jan 5 2012, 02:01 PM
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I think for someone in the public eye her comments were a bit out of hand but were those comments racist, well I don't know. A lot of things which are not racist are potrayed in the media and by those "ever so righteous" people who take every opportunity possible to get one up on an opposition of someone they don't like.

That can be extended to nearly everyone, people use every opportunity to take the words as just words without understanding the context. Every word has a capacity and people don't understand how that capacity can vary.

I'm sure the Daily Mail will report that if Diana was still alive she would be very upset by this sort of comment but personally I couldn't care whether she stayed or resigned.

Edit: Agree with Andy below.
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Andy Capp
post Jan 5 2012, 02:19 PM
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What she said isn't particularly offensive, but she is demonstrating a somewhat bigoted attitude. It is made worse by her 'excuse' of being taken out of context.
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post Jan 5 2012, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 5 2012, 02:19 PM) *
What she said isn't particularly offensive, but she is demonstrating a somewhat bigoted attitude. It is made worse by her 'excuse' of being taken out of context.

Spot on. In her position she should know better and I bet she would be all over it if one of the white opposition members had made a similar remark.


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post Jan 5 2012, 04:50 PM
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She should resign not because she's a racist but because she's an idiot of the first order.
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post Jan 5 2012, 06:57 PM
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Abbot is Britain's Al Sharpton, always there to stir up any race issues and plays the race card like a bandit while living a life of wealth and privilege 99.9% of her constituents can only dream of.

She's one of the worst products of the 'race relations' industry. Lucky enough to be born at a time which has allowed her to spend her entire life benefiting from affirmative action programmes and being given the benefit of the doubt because she is female and black, despite having an IQ somewhere around that of a retarded amoeba. It's hard to imagine anyone from any community, black, white, brown, male, female, gay, straight or disabled, having been given the opportunities that she has, being more of an embarrassment to our national life.
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post Jan 5 2012, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Jan 5 2012, 06:57 PM) *
.... despite having an IQ somewhere around that of a retarded amoeba. ....


Funny. laugh.gif laugh.gif

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post Jan 5 2012, 07:13 PM
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I would have thought that after the roasting she got from Andrew Neil on BBC TV's This Week last year re her claim that "black mums were better than white mums", Ms Abbott would be more careful in her comments, especially so close to all the media coverage and related fallout re the Lawrence murder conviction. I think the timing of her latest comment is regrettable, if not sinister.

Sometimes I wonder if those who make careers out of "promoting racial harmony" actually want it to happen! Or have I answered my own question!
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post Jan 5 2012, 08:47 PM
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QUOTE (Vodabury @ Jan 5 2012, 07:13 PM) *
......Sometimes I wonder if those who make careers out of "promoting racial harmony" actually want it to happen! Or have I answered my own question!



Good heavens; of course they don't, what else could they do for a living. Funny isn't it back to Adam Smith again!


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post Jan 5 2012, 11:11 PM
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Heard on Radio 1 newsbeat this evening she had resigned..
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post Jan 5 2012, 11:40 PM
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Nothing on their website, or anyone else's at the moment that I can find.
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post Jan 5 2012, 11:51 PM
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She has demonstrated to me that her attitude to whites means she is prejudiced. She shouldn't be in office. The remarks she made are mildly inflammatory and are not words one should expect from someone who apparently is working for equality.
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post Jan 6 2012, 09:39 AM
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John Terry makes a racist remark and get his coller felt, a black woman in a position of power makes a racist tweet and hides behind her shield of "it was taken out of context" and go'es on to lead the country (poss) where's the equality in that ? Anyone ??
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post Jan 6 2012, 11:34 AM
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Note Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera hasn't come up with any reply!
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post Jan 6 2012, 11:51 AM
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QUOTE (Ron @ Jan 6 2012, 11:34 AM) *
Note Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera hasn't come up with any reply!



Doesn't mean anything.


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post Jan 6 2012, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE (Penelope @ Jan 6 2012, 09:39 AM) *
John Terry makes a racist remark and get his coller felt, a black woman in a position of power makes a racist tweet and hides behind her shield of "it was taken out of context" and go'es on to lead the country (poss) where's the equality in that ? Anyone ??



Well, that's as maybe, but the proof of the pudding will be when elections arrive.


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Andy Capp
post Jan 6 2012, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jan 6 2012, 11:52 AM) *
Well, that's as maybe, but the proof of the pudding will be when elections arrive.

Where the ethnic 'divide' will be demonstrated once again.
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