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Privileged glimpses 25: Who put us in charge?

In those early days I would take it upon myself to stop residents at the door and expect them to explain to me why they were safe to go outside. Continue reading

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Civilisation 37: Paul (Saul) of Tarsus

Paul spent half his life preaching about the Divine Christ and spreading his discriminatory bile across the Middle East before being imprisoned and eventually executed by Nero. His discriminatory legacy has continued though – alas. Continue reading

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Discrimination: The gift that keeps on giving

We could persecute the Jews, the Asians, the Muslims, the immigrants, the queers and the blacks but that won’t solve our problems. Continue reading

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Another racist UKIPper – and they still haven’t kicked her out.

Victoria Ayling is still a UKIP candidate. She’s still free to peddle her racist views under UKIP’s banner. She’s still planning to stand in the next election for Grimsby Continue reading

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UKIP candidate pretending to be reasonable

Anti racists on the whole have no objection to expressing ideas – we do object to incitement and demonisation. When that happens we also claim the right to freedom of speech. When that happens we cry “racist” because it’s true! Continue reading

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What if UKIP really isn’t racist?

Only the most blinkered (or the most deceitful) would claim that anti-discrimination laws are unnecessary in UK. In either case (liar or fool), only the most naïve would want such an individual to represent them in parliament. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 7: What people say

There is a power imbalance between nurse, carer and service-user and it’s easy for people to be intimidated by that imbalance – even if it’s unintended. Continue reading

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Privileged Glimpses 1: There is no ‘us and them’

I believed myself (very arrogantly, I might add) to be one of ‘the mentally healthy’. I thought that people were born to mental health or to mental ill health and that the work of mental health services was to protect ‘the mentally unhealthy’ from themselves either by medication or by more social methods. Continue reading

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A levelling lesson in equality

UKIP is not a refreshing party of the future. It is a regressive party of the past. UKIP wants to strip ordinary people of the rights our ancestors fought (and died) for over centuries of struggle Continue reading

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Cathy Newman made a mistake. Oh well, nobody’s perfect.

Deceitful broadcasters and politicians with a discriminatory axe to grind represent a far greater threat to UK society than a couple of caretakers securing their Mosque after prayers ever could. Continue reading

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