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By Andy McDandy
#2876
Tubby Isaacs wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 7:18 pm Asa Winstanley stands with David Miller.
8 words to strike fear into any politician.

Who are you and why should I care?

On travellers, it's been recently revealed that some holiday companies have a policy of not allowing bookings made by "traveller names", or charging them an increased rate. Names such as Ryan, Rourke, Leigh, and more.

Now imagine that those companies had such a policy about names such as Hussein, Singh, Meyer, Toussaint, Poliakov, or even Evans or McDonald.

Anti-traveller racism is alive and well, and jokes about "pikeys" aside, needs to be addressed. Niemoller and all that.
#2877
kettle wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 8:16 pm
Malcolm Armsteen wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 4:43 pm
kettle wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 4:05 pm The problem is of course that the left is far more critical of racism in its own camp than it is elsewhere
Is it? I had noted the exact opposite.

See also: misogyny.
I suppose this came to mind today after seeing this on Twitter:



This was retweeted with the comment "Spot on" by former Conservative and ChUK MP Anna Soubry



And I just feel like I'm losing my mind. An op-ed in a major broadsheet claiming we "pander" to a profoundly victimised ethnic and cultural minority group in this country, and there's no reaction from anyone. The rest of the media doesn't say "hold on that's not acceptable". A former MP bigs it up (one who is ostensibly more liberal than most conservatives) and there's no reaction, no response, no consequence. Just another racist grenade thrown over the trench.

I appreciate comments by a political party/MP are separate from comments made by a newspaper, but I also think it's naive to ignore the ever-closer ties and revolving doors between the media and politics.
I've seen plently of people condemn this online









This is just a small sample BTW.
By Youngian
#2892
Parris has spent his life trying to rise above his idiot Tory DNA since World in Action invited him to live on the dole for a fortnight (he couldn’t). But he can still fall back in the gutter.

The idea Romanies are just itinerant vagrants (hence insults like tinkers, knackers and pikeys) was a cliche when my gran said it (born 1899).
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