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  • New Britain
     OP - June 13, 2020, 07:35 PM

    boris drawing confusing lines in the sand.

    Quote from:
    Racist thuggery has no place on our streets. Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the law. These marches & protests have been subverted by violence and breach current guidelines. Racism has no part in the UK and we must work together to make that a reality.
  • New Britain
     Reply #1 - June 14, 2020, 01:19 AM

    students playing politics.

    Quote from:
    Step by step, the UK came to have a public and private sector dedicated to the implementation of views which are barely distinguishable from those of the protestors who took to the streets in the past week or two. It’s an ethic which demands that our society play a set of impossible, unwinnable games of identity and ‘privilege’ that not only subvert but end any idea of tolerance.
  • Re: New Britain
     Reply #2 - June 14, 2020, 12:23 PM

    students playing politics.

    In defence of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance
    Our public figures must rediscover the true spirit of liberty

    .... .......Doug  Murray...............

    would you agree with what he wrote in that article??

    Do not let silence become your legacy.. Question everything   
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
  • New Britain
     Reply #3 - June 14, 2020, 04:11 PM

    which part? in the meanwhile, an interesting trap being set for labour's new leader.
  • New Britain
     Reply #4 - June 15, 2020, 07:16 PM

    the deplorables.

    Quote from:
    By contrast, those overwhelmingly white, mostly male, shaven-headed, heavily tattooed, bare-chested, big-bellied, beer-guzzling, foul-mouthed, hate-fuelled thugs who gathered in Parliament Square on Saturday afternoon, ostensibly to protect those monuments, emphatically do not qualify. They were a mob ? not just a few of them but all of them.
  • New Britain
     Reply #5 - June 16, 2020, 01:08 PM

    foreign aid dept chopped - brexit voters pleased.
  • New Britain
     Reply #6 - June 17, 2020, 07:07 AM

    anti muslim sentiment at home and abroad.

    Quote from:
    “How is it that British citizens have been locked up for two months and the government say there is nothing they can do?” she said. “I find it so upsetting that the Indian government is using this pandemic to target and exploit Muslim people.”
  • New Britain
     Reply #7 - July 31, 2020, 08:14 AM

    happy cov-eid says british govt & media.

    Quote from:
    "There is a strong feeling that some sections of media are normalising the racialisation of this debate, my own view is also that some sections of media are guilty of this – be it wittingly or unwittingly."

    "I have heard lots of judgmental narrative about how multi-generational households are a ‘problem’, that we ‘Asians have large families’ and so our lifestyle is causing the disease to spread."
  • New Britain
     Reply #8 - July 31, 2020, 08:26 AM
    The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has this evening announced that new rules on social gatherings will be introduced in Northern England to stop the spread of COVID-19. These changes will also apply in Leicester city.

    This is in response to an increasing trend in the number of cases per 100,000 people in the area, and data from PHE and the JBC which suggests transmission among households is a key infection pathway in the area.

    The areas that these changes apply to are:

    The Greater Manchester area
    Blackburn with Darwen
    Leicester City

    It means people in these areas will not be permitted to mix with other households (apart from those in their support bubbles) in private homes or gardens.

    Some exemptions will be put in place, including for the vulnerable.

    The government will sign new regulations to make these changes legally enforceable.

    The regulations will give local authorities and police forces the powers to enforce these restrictions and more details on these will be set out when the regulations are published.

    Households may go to hospitality, for instance bars and pubs, but new guidance will make clear that two households should not go to hospitality together.

    We have been working closely with local leaders across Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire and have made the decision to bring in new restrictions on social gatherings for selected areas.

    For those preparing to celebrate Eid Al Adha this weekend with friends and family these restrictions will come as a blow but everyone is being urged to follow the new rules and to protect the ones they love from catching coronavirus.

    Mosques and other places of worship have reopened for prayer and communal worship, but in a different socially distanced and COVID-19 Secure way. This means that while mosques can remain open, many will not able to welcome as many worshippers as before.

  • New Britain
     Reply #9 - July 31, 2020, 08:55 AM

    Revised guidance:
    I live in this area. Can I still meet with my family and friends to celebrate Eid?

    Due to higher rates of infection, if you live in this area you should not host or visit friends and family in each other’s homes or gardens. It will shortly be illegal to do so, unless specific exemptions apply. You also should not meet friends and family in other venues – including restaurants or cafes.

    Up to two households, or six people from any number of households may meet outdoors (excluding people’s gardens) where there is a lower risk of infection. If you do so, you should still socially distance from those you do not live with, and avoid physical contact.

    You may attend a mosque or other place or worship, where Covid-19 Secure guidance applies, but you must socially distance from people outside of your household. This means maintaining a distance of 2 metres, or 1 metre with mitigations (such as wearing face coverings). We recommend at this time that, if possible, prayer/religious services take place outdoors.

  • New Britain
     Reply #10 - August 01, 2020, 09:37 AM

    whilst large crowds flock to parks and beaches,  muslims singled out for blame.
  • New Britain
     Reply #11 - August 03, 2020, 08:37 PM

    the nhs religion has no compassion for those who do not submit. I would say symptom of endemic racism in britain but even daily mail readers are shocked by this story.
  • New Britain
     Reply #12 - August 03, 2020, 08:38 PM

    more details here.
  • New Britain
     Reply #13 - August 03, 2020, 08:48 PM


     There are plenty of Muslim doctors earning plenty in UK.. they must open a hospital

    Do not let silence become your legacy.. Question everything   
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
  • New Britain
     Reply #14 - August 03, 2020, 08:49 PM

    fucking shit I CAN NOT WATCH THAT DAMN VIDEO.................. and mother was a doctor...  bastards

    Do not let silence become your legacy.. Question everything   
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
  • New Britain
     Reply #15 - August 03, 2020, 10:11 PM

    the christian legal centre have taken up the case against the nhs - it's a pro-life motivation and the religious baggage that entails but it coincides with human decency on this occasion.

    Quote from:
    “Sadly, the culture of death has resulted in more and more of this type of story, from Alfie Evans to Charlie Gard, where deeply disturbing decisions have been made by treating clinicians, police and the courts. The family, in their grief, have the whole legal machinery tumble down on them and no one advocating for them during the most harrowing life experience anyone could imagine.

    At a time when the parents need support and compassion, they are met with a court order to extubate their child meaning certain death. The order is enforced by judges and the police and backed up by medical establishment opinion.
  • New Britain
     Reply #16 - August 06, 2020, 05:04 AM

    Plenty of blame to go around. We've had herd immunity in all but name, a policy headed by a person who thought the country should 'take it on the chin', boasts that he's shook hands with plenty of people when visiting a hospital at the outset of the pandemic and then ends up in hospital close to death himself.

    Then you look at the Leicester outbreak which has been linked to unhygienic sweatshops manned by Asian workers who are paid a pittance. The Home Secretary argues that cultural sensitivity has allowed those sweatshops to operate in such a manner.

    I see hardly anyone wearing a mask or adhering to basic social distancing when visiting my local corner shop. Complacency and stupidity are diseases that have infected all colors and creeds in the diverse area I live in.
  • New Britain
     Reply #17 - August 11, 2020, 09:34 AM

    Oldham and Blackburn the worst hit areas in England for Covid-19:
    Oldham has overtaken nearby Blackburn to become the worst-hit area for coronavirus in England, new government figures show.

    The surge in cases comes despite the Greater Manchester town being included in the so-called northern lockdown, with households there banned from mixing.

    Some 145 new Covid-19 infections were identified in the borough in the seven days up to Sunday, according to Public Health England - the equivalent of 61 cases per 100,000 people.

    That places Oldham above both Leicester and Blackburn with Darwen, which had previously been the areas of greatest concern - but which have both now managed to bring their rates down.

    The second hardest-hit place is Pendle, in Lancashire, with a weekly rise of 58.6 cases per 100,000 people. Blackburn with Darwen is now in third with 43 cases per 100,000.

    The new figures also show three new places have been added to the national watchlist: Swindon, Preston and Bedford.

    Swindon has become a cause of concern after an apparent outbreak at a Tesco supermarket over the weekend with a number of staff there testing positive for the deadly bug.

    Preston was added after restrictions were tightened in the city on Friday following a surge of cases there. And Bedford was placed on the watchlist after new infections soared to 22.7 per 100,000 people.

    In more positive news, Rotherham followed South Yorkshire neighbour Sheffield in being removed from the at-risk register after a drop in cases there.

    So maybe the Right Honourable Craig Whittaker was onto something lol. Large Asian communities in Leicester, Oldham, Blackburn and Rotherham. Some of these towns have also had their reputations ruined for tolerating grooming gangs.
  • New Britain
     Reply #18 - August 29, 2020, 01:37 PM

    brexit tv channel on the way.

    Quote from:
    Rival efforts are under way to launch a Fox News-style opinionated current affairs TV station in Britain to counter the BBC.
  • New Britain
     Reply #19 - September 02, 2020, 11:19 AM

    only took a change in opposition leader to reveal the emperor has no clothes - in fact, he's been mooning everyone.
  • New Britain
     Reply #20 - October 15, 2020, 09:42 PM

    secular muslim vs nationalist toff  - the tide is turning in britain, woke-isms won't save you from the rocks.
  • New Britain
     Reply #21 - October 16, 2020, 12:24 AM

    She can be quite principled and brilliant. This is one of her really dumb moments I think. Handle her with caution.
  • New Britain
     Reply #22 - December 21, 2020, 04:46 PM

    an unexpected victory for speech - signifies a turning tide or a false dawn.
  • New Britain
     Reply #23 - March 16, 2021, 07:47 PM

    making hay while the sun shines - boris anti-protest law passes first reading.

    extinction rebellion and blm turned out to be useful idiots for authoritarians who want to use lockdown curbs as the bludgeon of a police state.
  • New Britain
     Reply #24 - March 16, 2021, 08:36 PM

    I've been disconnected from Westminster politics for such a while that I've forgotten the shit that can get passed through those halls. Wasn't the Tories under Boris supposed to be the libertarian party? I mean covid and lockdowns aside of course.
  • New Britain
     Reply #25 - April 08, 2021, 01:21 PM

    a quick look at old britain, the parallel story of another roman periphery.

    Quote from:
    The early seventh-century saw rapid changes in material culture. During this time there were many political, economic, and cultural changes culminating in the rules of England accepting Christianity. ‘The Seventh Century’ looks at the changes that took place. Early seventh-century England was divided into large kingdoms, many of which had only just emerged from a state of flux. There were many smaller areas as well. During this time kings rose and fell very quickly. Society was riddled with feuds, so the succession to kingdoms was fluid and uncertain. In some ways, there was order.

    At the turn of the seventh century, all the English kings and their courts converted to Christianity. In the complex melting pot that was Britain at that time, Christian influences came from many different sources. ‘Christianity and the Monastic Culture’ shows how the English, with their recently developed kingdoms and social hierarchies, were ready for conversion to a top-down religion which would aspire to turn everyone into civilized Christian people. The kings helped the Church to grow, and in return the Church also enhanced the status of kings

    By the early eighth century, England had become a much more sophisticated place than it had been a hundred years previously. The kingdom was still far from being united but the English were starting to recognize in themselves an ethnic and cultural identity. ‘The Mercian Supremacy’ considers when the English first started to feel themselves as a race of ‘English people’. Two factors were at play in the emergence of towns during this time: churches and fortresses. Another factor was trade (domestic and foreign) which developed rapidly from around the 670s onwards. The eighth and early ninth centuries were an unsettled time for the English Church, but the English were taking Christianity to their original homelands abroad.
  • New Britain
     Reply #26 - April 08, 2021, 01:46 PM

    which reminds me, need to finish the book reviewed below. rather than the usual europe-indebted-to-islam gumf, it has some interesting bits about the development of arab buildings from their byzantine predecessors, eg minarets aptly derived from fortified lookout towers.
  • New Britain
     Reply #27 - April 08, 2021, 07:25 PM

    Also a story with problems with the sources and an origins myth that has been called into question.

  • New Britain
     Reply #28 - April 08, 2021, 11:32 PM

    the unanswered questions.

    Quote from:
    Although Oosthuizen makes strenuous efforts to induce a Cartesian level of universal doubt regarding everything we were ever taught about the adventus Saxonum, legitimate doubts do not obviate the need to find an explanation for some radical discontinuities. It is perfectly legitimate for a historian to conclude that we simply do not have enough evidence to explain something, but this becomes increasingly difficult when what we seek to explain – such as the advent of the English language – is of such profound historical importance. Some explanation, however sketchy or hypothetical, must surely be suggested for the adoption of a West Germanic language by most of the population of England. There may not have been an adventus of people, but (unless we accept the extremely contentious idea that the Iron Age inhabitants of southern Britain already spoke a West Germanic language) there was an arrival of the English language. Oosthuizen says little about this, but hints at a process whereby a largely Latin-speaking southern Britain became multilingual in the post-Roman period as a result of the freedoms and prosperity consequent upon the withdrawal of Roman authority. I am perfectly happy with this idea, and it is plausible that people on the southern and eastern sides of Britain began to be conversant with West Germanic in this period. But this does not explain why Old English became so dominant within a relatively short period of time, nor why the peoples of southern Britain adopted the name of a Germanic tribe, the Angli, to refer to themselves. Nor does it explain why British people groups adopted specific Germanic tribal identities rather than just a generalised Germanic identity, and the sheer depth of connections between early England and the Germanic northern world.

    A further question that Oosthuizen leaves largely unaddressed is that of religion. While she briefly references recent discussions of the persistence of Christianity in pre-conversion sixth-century England, she makes no reference to English paganism. While we know little about the religious beliefs of pre-conversion England, we know that paganism existed and that it bore little if any relation to Romano-British paganism (which, in any case, had probably largely vanished by the end of the Roman period). How did the peoples of southern Britain move from Christianity to paganism, and where did this pagan religion come from? While the persistence of Christianity in this period has no doubt been underestimated, there is little sign that Christianity was anything other than a minority faith in England before the Augustinian conversion. Even if we do not truly know what it was, we can reasonably conclude that something big went down in fifth- and sixth-century southern Britain that transformed the Latin-speaking post-Roman society encountered  by St Germanus into an English-speaking, largely pagan society.

    the unexplained parallels.

    Quote from:
    While Oosthuizen makes a number of comparisons between what happened in fifth- and sixth-century Britain and the modern world, the book would surely have benefitted from some comparisons with transformations occurring at around the same time elsewhere in Europe and the Mediterranean. Was England, as a region whose population remained largely stable but which underwent dramatic linguistic and cultural change, an unusual outlier in fifth- and sixth-century Europe? It would be interesting, for example, to compare England to Illyria (modern day Croatia), a region that moved from Latin to Slavonic in around the same period. Was the adventus Slavorum likewise a cultural rather than a population movement? Another example that springs to mind is the Arabicisation of North Africa during the period of the Islamic conquests – once again, the consensus seems to be that the number of Arabs who settled the area was quite small, but their cultural and linguistic influence was immense and completely transformed North African society. The question that Oosthuizen leaves unanswered is why England was not another Francia, which also experienced a cultural shift towards Germanic preferences but where the Latin language prevailed. Why did the language that Oosthuizen calls Late Spoken Latin (the embryonic British romance language I like to call ‘Bratin’) not prevail as it did in other former Roman provinces such as Frankish France and Visigothic Spain?
  • New Britain
     Reply #29 - April 08, 2021, 11:43 PM

    I guess the short version is that you can dig up evidence of  mass migration, plague and climate change - but you can't dig up the inception of an idea. you may only find its physical consequences decades or hundreds of years later.
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