And which of those do Jess Phillips, Maajid Nawaz (especially him - hes a right sad on about this) , Jonathan pie** come under.So the racists, bigots and Islamophobes would have you believe.
What??And which of those do Jess Phillips, Maajid Nawaz (especially him - hes a right sad on about this) , Jonathan pie** come under.
Because they (along with many others on the political left) have made just that point and indeed partly attributed the collapse of the red wall to Joe Public getting pissed off with being branded "ist" If he isnt on message.
I would add The current home, equalities and education secretaries who have more or less made that point if not in those words.
**See his fantastic one - on the outcry about a Labour MP being suspended over nothing - boils down to - But far left intolerant types - this is what you wanted - it was you who insisted context and intent dont matter and that if its deemed offencive by someone then the individual responsible must be censured - Well done youve succeded - dont complain that its biting your own
The argument made was the likes of racist is bandied about so much as a means of winning the argument by silencing the opposition that its lost all meaningWhat??
What I'm saying is that there as been no increase in XRW attacks, the XRW wing do more shouting than attacking, I have read through a lot of reports and I can't find anything that proves the XRW attacks are on the increase, One of the MI5 reports says the attacks are increasing but gives no examples,
I am no defender of the XRW
It just gets left to rot anyway.
I lived in several sub Saharan countries in the 70’s. Zambia, Zaire, Uganda to name a few. They were shiteholes then and shiteholes they remain 40 years later. So hanging around hoping for/working towards improvement will be a long wait whilst your family subsist in a dollar a day. Best up sticks and move to the land of milk and honey. It can’t be any worse.
If western countries invested in these places properly the Chinese wouldn’t get a look in. That we keep cutting foreign aid and assistance is precisely why these hordes of immigrants are on the way ( and if you think it’s bad now, just hang on 10 years) and why the a Chinese are moving in so rapidly.
I was there in the mid ‘70s and Kenneth Kaunda had done a sterling job of running the country into the ground. I was in Kitwe and the infrastructure was falling to bits. For example; KK did get a good deal on some Chinese second hand buses to get the workers into the mines but sadly the doors were on the right but Zambia being ex British, needs bus doors on the left. Total chaos at every bus stop every morning.My bold funny how when I was there '60 - '63, it was not a "shitehole", it was a prosperous well run country, where things worked, hospitals, schools & clinics were being built to accommodate the growing population, efforts were being made by the government to educate African farmers & fishermen in latest technologies, especially along the line of rail.. Hmm I wonder what changed to cause this dreadful "shitehole" to develop??
Ahh now I remember "KWACHA", or FREEDOM, INDEPENDENCE, where an African govt, lead by Kaunda took over and in a very short space of time made it a one party state, his! Replaced most of the Europeans who were in charge & training Africans to take over in a generation or so with uneducated political placemen.
Remember that this was a country that had only seen its first European a hundred years earlier (Livingstone) and only seen a more substantial European presence after the 1st WW. A country had numerous tribes speaking a variety of languages, that was riven with tribal wars/raids, witchcraft and only had basic subsistence farming and whose indigenous population hadn't even discovered/invented the wheel!!
I was there in the mid ‘70s and Kenneth Kaunda had done a sterling job of running the country into the ground. I was in Kitwe and the infrastructure was falling to bits. For example; KK did get a good deal on some Chinese second hand buses to get the workers into the mines but sadly the doors were on the right but Zambia being ex British, needs bus doors on the left. Total chaos at every bus stop every morning.
I thought Zambia was bloody awful until I moved to Lubumbashi in Zaire just up the road. Zaire made Zambia look like it was run by the Germans . Zaire was still accelerating fast when it hit rock bottom. 3 years there was enough for us.
I gather that Central African Republic was even worse than Zaire.
And then there’s Chad of course.
It’d be interesting to know which African country is the most fuckked up in the opinions of people who’ve actually been there.