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Started by mikeshadow on Mar 9, 2018 8:51:14 PM
BME label is insulting says Priti Patel

She said the term was “totally unhelpful because we are people and everybody wants to be recognised for their individual merits”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43350527

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machiavelli - 09 Mar 2018 21:00:51 (#1 of 191)

Asked if it could be her, she said: "Who knows?"

Not Priti. No. Just no.

Rendered - 09 Mar 2018 21:03:58 (#2 of 191)

She is a stone cold horror, I'm not sure even our most beady-eyed TINA would step in to defend her.

Jacob_Richter - 09 Mar 2018 21:07:19 (#3 of 191)

She said she was "not sure" if Britain would ever see a prime minister from a minority community.

What's a 'minority community'?

There was a lot of "patronage" in the British political system and lot of institutional barriers, she told Radio Kent, but she would "love to see it" as it would show the country was a "true meritocracy".

Dear Lord - you couldn't make it up.

machiavelli - 09 Mar 2018 21:08:35 (#4 of 191)

She has a sory of a point though, and it chimes with MLK's "not by the colour of their skin but the content of their character".

Shadrack22 - 09 Mar 2018 21:09:56 (#5 of 191)

She has a stonking 18,000 majority in Witham, Essex. Is there something in the water there?

Arjuna - 09 Mar 2018 21:10:10 (#6 of 191)

Asked if it could be her, she said: "Who knows?"

I do. She won't be PM.

Jacob_Richter - 09 Mar 2018 21:12:36 (#7 of 191)

She has a sory of a point though, and it chimes with MLK's "not by the colour of their skin but the content of their character".

Patel doesn't mean it that way, though.

rgtstoppedcounting - 09 Mar 2018 21:13:10 (#8 of 191)

Oh come on renders, you'd 'defend' her like a shot if she waggled her lashes at you.

Rendered - 09 Mar 2018 21:14:07 (#9 of 191)

I thought you were slightly more attentive, my not-so-beady-eyed friend.

machiavelli - 09 Mar 2018 21:17:33 (#10 of 191)

Patel doesn't mean it that way, though.

Top whitesplaining, Jake. ;-)

rgtstoppedcounting - 09 Mar 2018 21:18:51 (#11 of 191)

Stalepalemalesplaining!

Can I copyright that?

Brunothecat - 09 Mar 2018 21:23:04 (#12 of 191)

“totally unhelpful because we are people and everybody wants to be recognised for their individual merits”.

So in her case "obnoxious Tory arsewipe" would amount to exactly such recognition. "BME" is simply not needed.

popstar7 - 09 Mar 2018 21:24:54 (#13 of 191)

It's an identity politics Friday night hootenanny!

machiavelli - 09 Mar 2018 21:26:45 (#14 of 191)

Priti - your skin is truly irrelevant to me but, Christ, your character chills me to the bone.

BadgerDancing - 09 Mar 2018 21:33:24 (#15 of 191)

I think it's nice that my Right Wing Crush of Shame makes it as shameful as possible at every opportunity. It shows a consistency that is mostly lacking in today's politics.

thisonehasalittlehat - 09 Mar 2018 21:34:13 (#16 of 191)

Priti vacant

Rendered - 09 Mar 2018 21:34:34 (#17 of 191)

Just imagine her vinegar strokes.

"Be more like China! Be more like China!"

Brunothecat - 09 Mar 2018 21:37:25 (#18 of 191)

yer knob'll break off

BadgerDancing - 09 Mar 2018 21:40:05 (#19 of 191)

You just have to warm it beforehand.

machiavelli - 09 Mar 2018 21:41:25 (#20 of 191)

China in your hand?

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