Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - has she left yet, does anyone know?

Can you imagine a white male saying something similar (races reversed) back in 2006 and still having a career as a journalist and in the MSM 13 years later?
Not in the liberal, multicultural UK! :-x

when you are used to holding the position of supremacy, equity feels like Oppression, especially when you were given that supremacy by accident of birth , rather than earning it
 

ex_colonial

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But how long would that gratitude last, one generation is my bet.

I have to disagree, most people of HK origins I know are STILL loyal, HARD WORKING members of society with no inclination to become shiftless, benefit dependants, in fact normally trying to increase their wealth & ensure their children carry on doing the same by getting a good education.
They are inclined to be somewhat clannish & use other HK Chinese businesses if possible & profitable! Hence the numerous "Chinatowns" around the major cities, where you will find not just good restaurants but accountants, wholesalers, dentist, doctors etc .
 
True, but I always find her incredible.... The country offered her family a safe place and she pretty much never has a good word to say about the place, that takes real dedication to her craft.
And gets to broadcast her hatred on a regular basis.

That's no accident by the way.
 
Dear Yasmin,

Generally, when there's any kind of lurgie doing the rounds, then pound to a penny I'll end up with the ******. As things stand, I'm currently okay and have managed to avoid the most disastrous pandemic to afflict mankind in over a century. So far so good.

Also, I've been on paid furlough for a quarter of a year, thanks to the government and have used the time wisely. As Brad Pitt once said 'The best job I ever had!'

So, I'm healthy, relaxed and sorted. I'd call that something of a success. Now, if that's your idea of a turd, then it's one of the Carlsberg variety: the shineyest, most refulgent turd in the world.

Boris Johnson has acted as a capable helmsman through these treacherous waters, despite having succumbed to the virus himself. There was no manual to consult for this. He and his team had to rely on the best advice and make up policy on the hoof. I am just thankful that he was on the bridge and not Captain Chaos Jeremy Corbyn. Which begs the question: why are you still ******* here?

Baffled of Hatton Cross
 
Dear Yasmin,

Generally, when there's any kind of lurgie doing the rounds, then pound to a penny I'll end up with the ******. As things stand, I'm currently okay and have managed to avoid the most disastrous pandemic to afflict mankind in over a century. So far so good.

Also, I've been on paid furlough for a quarter of a year, thanks to the government and have used the time wisely. As Brad Pitt once said 'The best job I ever had!'

So, I'm healthy, relaxed and sorted. I'd call that something of a success. Now, if that's your idea of a turd, then it's one of the Carlsberg variety: the shineyest, most refulgent turd in the world.

Boris Johnson has acted as a capable helmsman through these treacherous waters, despite having succumbed to the virus himself. There was no manual to consult for this. He and his team had to rely on the best advice and make up policy on the hoof. I am just thankful that he was on the bridge and not Captain Chaos Jeremy Corbyn. Which begs the question: why are you still ******* here?

Baffled of Hatton Cross
Might be an idea if you cc'd that to BBC Complaints :biggrin:
 
I have to disagree, most people of HK origins I know are STILL loyal, HARD WORKING members of society with no inclination to become shiftless, benefit dependants, in fact normally trying to increase their wealth & ensure their children carry on doing the same by getting a good education.
They are inclined to be somewhat clannish & use other HK Chinese businesses if possible & profitable! Hence the numerous "Chinatowns" around the major cities, where you will find not just good restaurants but accountants, wholesalers, dentist, doctors etc .
I bow to your superior knowledge on these people I based my comments on other groups that have come before where 1st and 2nd generations have been fine but gradually over the years more and more “attitude” has set in.
 

Bodenplatte

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I have to disagree, most people of HK origins I know are STILL loyal, HARD WORKING members of society with no inclination to become shiftless, benefit dependants, in fact normally trying to increase their wealth & ensure their children carry on doing the same by getting a good education.
They are inclined to be somewhat clannish & use other HK Chinese businesses if possible & profitable! Hence the numerous "Chinatowns" around the major cities, where you will find not just good restaurants but accountants, wholesalers, dentist, doctors etc .
Absolutely. And nowadays they only aspire to breed at a replacement rate. And a slack handful would be a great fillip to the City.

Let 'em in.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

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He could be a high functioning alcoholic?

I was going to reply: “Challenge Accepted!”. But then I did some sums…

Half of my body's volume works out at around 57 bottles, and for a decent single malt that comes to a gnat’s over two grand. Even if I could get the Scottish part of my brain to accept spending that much money just to have fun, I can’t help thinking that coke and hookers would be a better use of the cash.

Although, you did remind me that I have an unopened bottle of Glenmorangie left over from Christmas, so I might make a token effort this Friday!
 
I was going to reply: “Challenge Accepted!”. But then I did some sums…

Half of my body's volume works out at around 57 bottles, and for a decent single malt that comes to a gnat’s over two grand. Even if I could get the Scottish part of my brain to accept spending that much money just to have fun, I can’t help thinking that coke and hookers would be a better use of the cash.

Although, you did remind me that I have an unopened bottle of Glenmorangie left over from Christmas, so I might make a token effort this Friday!
Have had to spend more than that ($2600) on a 25yo Macallan, where a 15yo triple cask would be about $150 and a 12yo Mac would be about $70. Interestingly, I found a closed up empty box from a Glenmorangie 18yo in the kitchen bar yesterday, indicating that my daughter may have robbed me over Christmas.

So, I am getting into a nice Balvenie 21yo Port Wood right now that was a little less than $300. No water shall be touching this one.
 

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