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Politics, politics, politics (so long and thanks for all the fish)

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by SpurMeUp, 19 Feb 2019.

  1. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Mitchell Thomas

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    Maybe just enjoy the joke and don’t get so offended?
     
  2. Rorschach

    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    Ministers dropping like flys now, having recently been like flies hovering around brick.
     
  3. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Jimmy Cantrell

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    Context is always important and relevant when it comes to jokes and comedy in general. Not sure if it’s immediately obvious he is referencing colonialism in his tweet but I might be wrong. Just pointing out that if this were the other way round, the reaction would have been a lot stronger and I think We all know that.
     
  4. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Jimmy Cantrell

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    Im not offended by it. But there’s no way the left would be so causal about it if Jimmy Carr made a similar joke about other ethnic groups. In fact, his last special caused quite a storm with many asking Netflix to remove it. Nadine Dorries even got involved and said they would start sanctioning streaming companies like Netflix. I mean WTF!
     
  5. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Robinson

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    Just noticed my MP is amongst them. Yet even as late as this morning, his twitter profile pic was a photo of him and Boris. Others around him were resigning so I guess he's reading the waters.

    Ah - just seen it was a shared resignation letter by a few ministers and far from scathing in tone. He has changed his profile pic though.
     
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    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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  7. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Mitchell Thomas

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    You’re ire with the left is clouding your thinking. It’s pretty boring for people of colour to either be told to be offended by Ricky Gervais or to stay in line with our humour by white people just for political points scoring.
     
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  8. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    The key bit of context here being Nish Kumar.
    In your example you are right the reaction would be different if the joke was delivered by Eddie Izzard, compared with Jim Davidson.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    “He was brilliant during the pandemic though.”

    Ignored the advice on Britain not being prepared; missed 5 Cobra meetings; late into lockdown twice; hardest economic hit of any G7 nation; PPE scandals; seeded the infection through care homes; 200,000 deaths…

    Yes, brilliant.
     
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  10. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Jimmy Cantrell

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    I think the rules should be the same for every comedian and everyone in general. I always thought the goal was to have a colourblind society but it seems like we’ve taken a backward step in the last decade or so.
     
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    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    Cancel colonial comedy culture
     
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    glasgowspur Paul Walsh

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    Its not a joke though, its someone having a dig. A very, very very, deserved dig, but a dig nonetheless.
     
  13. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    It's both. That's satire.

    But the dig isn't racial - which is what Jürgen was trying to say it is.
     
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    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    31 members of Govt gone now!

    Johnson getting a right grilling in committee......they haven't got to the resignations yet!
     
  15. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Mitchell Thomas

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    The blame for that lies with everyone, not just ‘the left’.
     
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    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    Who has told you the goal was a "colourblind society"? The idea of whitewashing race as an endgame seems an odd one.
     
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  17. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Mitchell Thomas

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    I think the key lies with what Kumar does for a living.
     
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  18. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    Current committee - integrity in politics!!

    Worth a listen.
     
  19. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    Being a leftie?! :eek:
     
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    Jurgen the German Jimmy Cantrell

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    The idea of seeing everyone as equal, regardless of race. And race playing not holding people back from being successful in life.
     

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