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Could the UK have a black Priminister?
« on: 08/11/2008 18:59:44 »
They said this week that the UK is so institutionally racist that we couldn't have a black Priminister. What do you think?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 08/11/2008 19:10:58 »
Who said that, was it a newspaper - do you know their source? And what does institutionally racist mean?
If it means that the institutions (army, police, NHS, civil service...) are inherently racist then that may impact upon voting figures - but as only about 30% of those eligible can be arsed to turn out anyway this may not be quite so significant. Don't forget, we elect parties who elect (or not) leaders.
Also, as far as I know, there are currently no prominent black politicians - although the TUC had a black leader not too long ago.
« Last Edit: 08/11/2008 19:15:04 by blakestyger »
 

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« Reply #2 on: 08/11/2008 19:58:46 »
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They said this week that the UK is so institutionally racist that we couldn't have a black Priminister

I think its a load of b*****ks myself, if someone who was black rose up from the ranks and was good enough to lead their party they would have just enough chance as someone who was white. In fact these days a black person would stand more chance against someone who is white as these days everything is geared up to promote and aid the minorites at the expense of others who leigitamatly should be given the same chance.

As for the police etc what really gets my goat is the uk organisation called the National Black Police Association , what would they say if someone started an association called the National white Police Association.  Positive discrimination is a joke,if someone is good enough they would get their without extra help.
Sorry rant over.

By the way i'm mixed race before anyone calls me racist.

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« Reply #3 on: 08/11/2008 21:12:43 »
I'm sure there are a good number of people who wouldn't like the idea of a black PM, but like mentioned, I think if anything a black PM would be highly promoted!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 08/11/2008 21:40:40 »
I think it highly likely that the UK will one day have a black or mixed race Prime Minister.

From The Urban Dictionary:-

Priminister
   
1. A word used by people who haven't passed through the education system.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 09/11/2008 10:25:51 »
If I remember rightly, Maggie said she didn't think there would be a woman prime minister in her lifetime.
Watch this space.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 09/11/2008 10:45:24 »
I don't care what colour he/she would be, I would just like one who can manage to open the gob without shite and lies pouring out!

A Black PM? I see no reason why not; very possible.
An honest PM who works for the good of the ordinary people? Not a snowballs chance in hell.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/11/2008 12:59:18 »
I don't care what colour he/she would be, I would just like one who can manage to open the gob without shite and lies pouring out!

A Black PM? I see no reason why not; very possible.
An honest PM who works for the good of the ordinary people? Not a snowballs chance in hell.

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« Reply #8 on: 09/11/2008 20:01:08 »
I think we will probably have an Asian Priminister within the next 20 years. This is just a prediction.
I think that institutional racism is on its way out. When I think how we were in the 1970s I realise how things can change in 30 odd years. 
 

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« Reply #9 on: 09/11/2008 22:59:37 »
Sharon - just think back to some of the TV programs of the 60s & 70s; Love Thy Neighbour, Curry And Chips, Q7 (Asian Dalek wanting to put granny in the curry), Marty Feldman, even The Goodies (Graham Garden blacked up with bone through nose saying "Where am de white women") & Month Python.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 10/11/2008 09:35:24 »
I think we will probably have an Asian Priminister within the next 20 years. This is just a prediction.

Fine - but I'm curious to know what is this based upon.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 10/11/2008 11:52:59 »
I think 20 years is a bit soon. That's possibly only 4-5 elections away.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 10/11/2008 22:01:44 »
I think, in Britain, people are less racist towards Asian British than they are to people of African or Jamaican Heritage. I've picked this up from talking to teachers and children. Lots of people refer to the characters on 'Goodness Gracious Me' and approve of their ability to fit in with our culture whilst keeping their own. They don't feel this way towards British African or Jamaican communities and people. This may be a wrong judgement but I still think that an Asian is more likely to be the first black priminister. I maybe wrong. 20 years was possibly just wishful thinking but I think it is possible. Second prediction is that they will be conservative!!!!! 
 

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« Reply #13 on: 10/11/2008 23:24:24 »
Strangely enough I've found the opposite; that blacks fit in better than Asians - especially Asian Muslims. In any city you will find groups of black and white youths, but not many black & Asian, white & Asian or all 3 ethnicities together. Even here in Banbury the Asians keep very much to themselves while the blacks integrate.

I've just asked Sandra & her brother & they agree with me.

 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/11/2008 12:23:45 »
First the UK has to have a decent but honest Black politician before the Uk
will or can have their equivalent of Barack Obama as a PM and so far there is no one relevant yet !!

But I hope there will be one day.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/11/2008 14:10:20 »
Frank Bruno for PM!

 

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« Reply #16 on: 12/11/2008 16:36:06 »
First the UK has to have a decent but honest Black politician before the Uk
will or can have their equivalent of Barack Obama as a PM and so far there is no one relevant yet !!

But I hope there will be one day.


A decent, honest polititian??? That's not possible, whatever the colour or sex or religion or ........................................................................
 

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« Reply #17 on: 12/11/2008 17:03:39 »
First the UK has to have a decent but honest Black politician before the Uk
will or can have their equivalent of Barack Obama as a PM and so far there is no one relevant yet !!

But I hope there will be one day.


A decent, honest polititian??? That's not possible, whatever the colour or sex or religion or ........................................................................

HI, Don that was a sort of rhetorical question as the only honest politicians do not really exist. With the odd exception p'raps.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 12/11/2008 17:22:21 »
I thought as much Rosalind, 'decent, honest politition' is a contradiction in terms.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 12/11/2008 18:21:36 »
I think she means a charismatic and able black politician. They seem to be the ones that get the top job. Most PMs seem to come from out of nowhere so watch this space.
If you are after clever then you will find that out of all the religions Muslims are the most likely to get a degree. So a black, Muslim, charismatic, able person that is not in politics at the moment. Any takers? I'm relying on you.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 12/11/2008 20:51:06 »
I think she means a charismatic and able black politician. They seem to be the ones that get the top job. Most PMs seem to come from out of nowhere so watch this space.
If you are after clever then you will find that out of all the religions Muslims are the most likely to get a degree. So a black, Muslim, charismatic, able person that is not in politics at the moment. Any takers? I'm relying on you.

Hindu, I believe.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 12/11/2008 22:15:16 »
rhade, why do you think what i wrote was racist? I find it strange that you thought that was racist, but have no problem with the image i posted. Both were (intended) to be humerous, afterall, isn't "knocking" the french a british passtime?

Would it not have been better to ask me if i intended it to sound racist or for clarification on what i wrote? Now, if this was being discussed with a frenchman and he thought i was being racist, we would possibly be sat around a large table drinking wine, our voices would be ever so slightly raised and we would begin eating some cheese. The passionate frenchman would by now be throwing his hands up in the air. No not in a gesture to his frustration, but the typical action of a cheese eating, surrender monkey!


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I hope the above is politically correct and nonracist sounding? Also, did you mean "other people MAY not wish to be British"?

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« Reply #22 on: 12/11/2008 23:10:40 »
Yes you are correct Doc, I misread the statistics. Bum!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 13/11/2008 00:02:45 »
Yes you are correct Doc

Would you expect it to be otherwise?
 

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« Reply #24 on: 13/11/2008 11:20:35 »
Yes you are correct Doc

Would you expect it to be otherwise?


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