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  1. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Is it? You said 'She should have targeted and attacked the political elite with her article, not an ethnic group.', why should she not attack both? Which, incidentally, she did. You also said that one of your problems with the headline was that it was inflammatory, and then you suggest an equally as inflammatory headline as its replacement. She's an MP for Rotherham so of course she can seek to implement change in those communities just as much as she can seek to implement changes to the police force.
  2. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    She quite clearly outlines those problems in the article. You don't seem to want to accept that the issues can be twofold here; the passivity of the police and the cultural significance of the incidents, it doesn't have to be one or the other. I agree that singling out Pakistanis is strange, as that isn't the common denominator within these groups, but the vulgar remarks made by these attackers regarding their victims show that culture or religion does have some bearing on their actions.
  3. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I disagree with you entirely for reasons that Matt has already suggested, but have you even read the article? She's quite clearly critical of politicians' inaction and also noted that the police must become more aware and informed. By choosing to ignore that culture doesn't play a significant role in this, you're deterring others from bringing similar situations to light in the future out of fear of being labelled as a racist, it's counterproductive.
  4. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Hm, I'd say the collective scale of Rotherham, Rochdale and Northumbria is quite substantial, the latter of which is obviously not going to be the last case of its kind.
  5. President Trump & the USA

    I plead the Fifth.
  6. President Trump & the USA

    I haven't noticed that at all, there's been plenty of opportunity to wrongly lambast the demographics I'm sure you're referring to in recent weeks and yet no one has really taken the chance. Again I wasn't around at the time of the Charleston church shooting, perhaps the forum has since changed in direction.
  7. President Trump & the USA

    Fair enough. I don't believe I was around on the forum for either attack so I'm not sure I can comment. Would you not agree that there seems to have been a decline in response to all recent attacks though? Seems odd to ridicule a section of posters for not condemning this particular attack when a fair few other incidents have passed by without comment.
  8. President Trump & the USA

    Which specific attacks are you citing? I've avoided General Chat recently but as far as I can tell there's been little, if any, response to the most recent Paris attack and the foiled Sydney plot.
  9. President Trump & the USA

    This. Of course when something is closer to home it's going to cause an inflated response, there will be some on the forum who rightly or wrongly have no idea about the horrific events in Chartlottesville. I also take issue with the fact that some are trying to turn this into a moral battleground when they're guilty of the things they're so desperate to accuse others of. I don't recall any opprobrium of the events regarding Operation Sanctuary on this forum, should we read more into that?
  10. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Bruno is a class RB considering he's 36.
  11. Simpson

    Not a huge fan but Fuchs is far more of a concern for me.
  12. BHA pre match

    Same team but Chilwell for Fuchs
  13. EFL Cup Draw - Sheff Utd (A)

    Lovely stuff.
  14. Arsenal.. Away: pre match thread...

    But if you think Xhaka is better than King too then your point serves no purpose. I couldn't disagree more re King > James but I guess time will be the arbiter!