People of colour around the world are still treated worse than animals. Watch the reaction as people are disgusted by the destruction of TVs in a Target but don’t show the same reaction to the continual victimisation and killing of innocent people of colour...
because apparently, to them, there’s some kind of moral equivalence between the two.
This is a problem. Obviously, it is a problem for people of colour – they are the victims of it. But it is a problem for white people more and we need to step up.
Apologies if addressing this sensitive subject causes upset this early in the morning but I can't keep quiet any more.
I'm worried about the size of my testicles.
So, I'm sitting on my seat on this train and this fella has got on the train and is in the next seat. 1/7
I don't know this man from Adam but I'm guessing he has enormous nuts. Enormous. Properly ENORMOUS. Maybe I'm being unfair and he's suffering from elephantiasis or something. But if he is, he's not alone. If he is, it could be an epidemic.
I seem unable to get on a train without sitting next to someone whose plums are so massive they have to sit with their legs almost behind their ears. To be honest, it's got so bad that I'm surprised some men aren't wandering around with their jack's crackers in a wheelbarrow. 3/7
Now, I've known @murdo_fraser since forever. He's the sort of person who you can disagree with, have a good ol' discussion & part on good terms. He's no snowflake. Not that we have disagreed that often - maybe more now. But, I can't deny, I like him.
So, imagine my surprise...
...when a comment I added to his Facebook page was deleted.
I'm genuinely amazed.
So, I hear you cry, what vile thing did you say?
Sadly, I didn't take a screenshot (on account of how he's not a snowflake & I assumed he'd not censor it but engage instead).
There's so much going on here it's difficult to know where to start!
But start we must.
So, remember when the Brexiters said #Brexit was all about sovereignty & being free? Well, turns out America will decide your policies. You have no veto. Or vote. 1/8 telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/…
Secondly, Britain and the US are both members of the Five Eyes security alliance. Trump's administration would have shared their intel on #Huawei with the UK.
It is very telling that Britain did not buy in to Trump's anti-Huawei narrative that it poses a #security risk.
Trump's position was already undermined when he had said that @Huawei could be part of a trade deal with #China - apparently ignoring the "fact" that it is a #security risk. If it was such a risk, it would never be allowed to trade in the US. 3/8
This perpetual “Threats from China” monologue is utterly ridiculous and grounded in something nasty. Leaving aside the likes of British Defence Secretary @GavinWilliamson who won’t be happy until he starts a war with China, there is a vogue for constructing an economic threat.
To me, this is incredibly lazy thinking and it is worrying hearing it being espoused by thought leaders. The Governor of the Bank of England has just delivered a speech about the ‘threat’.
Of course, it fits a convenient narrative of having an “enemy” to blame which seems important in the current political landscape but what if we decided to think differently? What is we told the political leaders that it’s lazy and destructive and we changed the narrative?
Ok, it's time to address this idea that #FBPE is an anti-Corbyn-focused organisation.
It has become an increasingly popular trope of the pro-Corbyn, Momentum cult that #FBPE is out to get them.
A favourite way to undermine #FBPE by the #Corbyn/#Momentum crowd is to suggest that it is a being controlled by the right or 'shady billionaires' (which historians of World War II will remember is a nod towards Jewish money).
Lest we forget, @piersmorgan who, had it not been for insider trading and posting fake torture photos, would probably still be a UK newspaper editor, is at the centre of the UK's toxic relationship with Europe.