I see that Brexit is gettig blamed for the collapse of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire. Is nothing sacred?
Haven't you noticed there haven't been any earthquakes in Peru since the Brexit Leave Date was extended to October ?
Ex-pat old bugger living in Cornwall, sipping Pinot Noir and tinkering with classic motorcycles
I honestly don’t think the authorities could have made a better job of legitimising skinhead/Nazi type nutcases rantings with their actions .
If you read the official reports, there is some evidence the BBC & some newspapers also knew what was going on and refused to report it.
There is a reputation that police will not arrest a certain section of society as the blowback will be too much. Much easier to concentrate on those less likely to riot and more likely to get negative press coverage because they have both the wrong colour skin and live in the wrong neighbourhoods, this is only feeding the resentment.
This. A thousand times.
I have zero truck for the likes of the EDL, BNP et al, but the actions of the police in the Nth of England, with regard to Asian offenders, has been the biggest recruitment tool for the far-right yet.
They didn't just ignore Asian grooming gangs targeting white kids, they actively destroyed the evidence it was going on.
Dumb, dangerous and irresponsible.
Don't want to jump in on a conversation, but under UK law if a person perceives something someone says as hate speech, racist or threatening - such as chanting a well-known phrase used by ISIS terrorists - then it actually is hate speech, racist or threatening and must be treated as such by the Police and authorities.
So if a doctor asks a Muslim patient to remove her veil as he has difficulty understanding what her problem is and the patient's husband complains that is"racist", the doctor will be suspended and cannot practice until it has been investigated.
Welcome to the wonderful world of UK race relations law...
@Crazy-Horse Makes the most sense but pretty damn scary considering the state of journalism today.
The media in the UK is pretty appalling IHMO. The level of bias you always get from papers like The Guardian or Daily Telegraph has been compounded by clickbait headlines and simply, poor, lazy journalism. They don't challenge their reader, they appear to exist to confirm their prejudices
The judge in the Cliff Richard case against the BBC summed it up well when he said senior BBC News personnel were unable to distinguish facts from conjecture. And this is arguably the premier News source in the UK.
There's also an aversion to report controversial subjects, like immigration and crime linkage, which might be politically incorrect and investigate only one part of the political/social spectrum.
Perhaps the lack of balance provides a fertile ground for the likes of Tommy R and the MDL? It's scary and dangerous situation anyway