Question Time Commentary

He said Boris for PM. It wasn't a popular suggestion with the audience, unlike most of his other comments. The poet was there as a vegan but asides from saying the fish should remain in the sea didn't come out with anything poetic or radical. "Rat Face" = Rebecca Long Bailey, yet another former solicitor with a trade unionist dad.
- Correct; Yes, he did.
- Correct; No, he didn't.
- Correct; Yes, she is, and she forms a fairly complete picture of everything I despise in British politics today. Perhaps I should have said 'weasel-faced' to be fair.
 
Sorry if this has been done before but Rebecca Long Bailey's face has long fascinated me for some reason then it dawned on me why...


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Benjamin Zephaniah

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Zephaniah is an honorary patron of The Vegan Society, Viva! (Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals
EVOLVE! Campaigns, the anti-racism organisation Newham Monitoring Project with whom he made a video in 2012 about the impact of Olympic policing on black communities, Tower Hamlets Summer University and is an animal rights advocate.
In 2004 he wrote the foreword to Keith Mann's book From Dusk 'til Dawn: An insider's view of the growth of the Animal Liberation Movement, a book about the Animal Liberation Front.
In August 2007, he announced that he would be launching the Animal Liberation Project, alongside People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
He became a vegan when he read poems about "shimmering fish floating in an underwater paradise, and birds flying free in the clear blue sky".

The poet joined Amnesty International in speaking out against homophobia in Jamaica, saying: "For many years Jamaica was associated with freedom fighters and liberators, so it hurts when I see that the home of my parents is now associated with the persecution of people because of their sexual orientation."

Zephaniah has spoken in favour of a British Republic and the dis-establishment of the crown.

Zephaniah appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing members of parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011.

Zephaniah is a Rastafari. He gave up smoking cannabis in his thirties.

In 2003, Zephaniah was offered appointment as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, but publicly rejected it. In a subsequent article for The Guardian he elaborated upon his reaction to learning about being considered for the award and his reasons for rejecting it: "Me? I thought, OBE me? Up yours, I thought. I get angry when I hear that word 'empire'; it reminds me of slavery, it reminds of thousands of years of brutality, it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalised...Benjamin Zephaniah OBE – no way Mr Blair, no way Mrs Queen. I am profoundly anti-empire."

In 2015 he called for Welsh and Cornish to be taught in English schools, saying "Hindi, Chinese and French are taught [in schools], so why not Welsh? And why not Cornish? They're part of our culture."

In a 2017 interview, commenting on the ongoing Brexit negotiations, Zephaniah stated that "For left-wing reasons, I think we should leave the EU but the way that we’re leaving is completely wrong".

He'll fill the Bingo Card on his own the moon howling oxygen thief...
I've made a note NOT to invite him shooting .
 
With any luck after his dire performance last night,QT will not invite him back.What a waste of airtime.
To be fair, the bar was set lower than a snakes belly last night. A very poor Tory MP who found it difficult to string a coherent sentence together, two mediocre, sound bite heavy female MPs whose only redeeming feature was they were both wearing glasses worthy of a porn movie appearance and finally Mr Witherspoons who had a few good riffs, but was off form last night. But, yes, Mr Vegan slotted in very well! :smile:
 
LB is almost spitting hatered at the audience every time she speaks.
She has a massive problem with adressing an audience.
I'll bet her husband drinks a lot.
He's probably pleased she's away from home most weeks. Probably wishes he needed a hearing-aid too.
 
Lib Dem is out of touch and not popular with the audience.

It's a division with a maximum 200 of miles, depending on the available open waters.

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Good pic, shows the value of Rockall.
 
Yes; Weasel faced is fair.
Fair? I will stick with rat-face as an apt description.

Rats, unlike weasels, intrude in our lives and cause death and misery.
 

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