Now that's an offer I can't refuse...The Red Arrow wrote:Free press my arse.
I've seen some pathetic justifications of homophobia over the years, but those are something else! Gay people want the right to get married, but haven't rioted about it; the majority of straight people support them, but not emotively enough for Brendan's liking; therefore the whole thing is a plot by the political elite and Elton John. He also displays an embarrassingly inaccurate understanding of both the history of marriage as an institution, and LGBT history – it is ludicrous to describe the movement for equal marriage as "unhistorical" when it was driven by the experience of discrimination, by changes in sexual practice related to Aids, and by the increased visibility of same-sex couples, many of them parents, failing to lead to the breakdown of civilisation.Catkins wrote:Really, how much of a contrarian twat do you have to be to turn up at a Parliamentary committee, as a heterosexual atheist, and object to something which (a) doesn't affect you and (b) doesn't concern you on 'moral' grounds when I could improve the lives of others?
Like Frank Field he will be wooed by the establishment as "a brave voice on the left" "an imaginative thinker" "respected". Also see him name checked in articles: "Even left winger Brendan O'Neill has said.."ezinra wrote: I have to ask: why was O'Neill given a platform to air his views to a parliamentary committee? What qualifications does he possess as any kind of authority on marriage or the law? Judging by the way that, according to the record, the committee members openly laughed at him, rolled their eyes, interrupted him, and declared themselves too "bemused" by his nonsense arguments to bother interrogating him, they must have felt the same way.
O'Neill is organising the million middle-aged man march to Washington to highlight these ugly prejudices, the smug lefty sneared in predictable fashion.While these guys pose as oh‑so-superior to the ‘bad’ old stand-ups such as Bernard Manning and Jim Davidson, who came up through the working men’s club circuit before the PC age and who they claim promoted prejudice, the Mitchells, Brigstockes and Lees stir up prejudice, too.
For them, it’s against targets that they think are fair game: fatties who eat junk, people who vote Conservative and those who apparently can’t think in a suitably ‘nuanced’ way.
The result is that this ‘new comedy’ is uglier and more cruel than anything Bernard Manning came out with.
People are always asking me: "Alexei, what is alternative new-wave Marxist-Leninst comedy?"
And I say: "Mind you're own business you nosey bastard"
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... e-missouri" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;If you’re genuinely concerned about “free speech”, take a step back and look at what’s actually happening here: a bunch of college students, on the cusp of finding their voices, being publicly berated by high-profile writers in national publications because they don’t like what they have to say. Are you sure you know who’s silencing whom?
Toys well and truly out the pram.Inevitably, they’ll maul the Tories, bash the bankers, rage against Ukip and launch a full-on war of words against anyone who has the temerity to criticise the BBC, which is the closest thing these largely godless comics have to a church.
CourseyoucanMalcolm, Salford-On-Sea, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
Spot on. Thought it was just me who couldn't stand this bunch of smug, lefty, oh so pc group, who are just NOT funny.
john, milton keynes, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
come back the real comedians sod the pc brigade
Bristolbeau, Bristol, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
There's no such thing as a funny, politically correct comedian...political correctness takes the humour out of everything..
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Or, arguably, with them.