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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Terminal_Boy, 13 Jun 2021.

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  1. mrochester

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    Is it that or just that certain values and behaviours have slowly become unacceptable to the majority in society?

    I have no horse in this race other than to say that society and values will always change and what was once acceptable behaviours and values can become unacceptable and vice versa.
     
  2. Greebo

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    Nothing has been done, It gets worse and worse every month as more migrants are using the channel as their normal routes are restricted.

    Fewer coming by air and vehicles, more coming by sea. Overall the numbers keep increasing slightly.
     
  3. Greebo

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    Maybe people should read and watch more MSM like the BBC then?


    https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/br...g-on-tackling-illegal-immigration-from-france

    Hundreds of millions have been spent both here and in France since 2015 in an effort to try and curb it. Its nothing new. Pritti talking about it is her just trying to look like she is doing something.
     
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  4. Em3bbs

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    He used to mention it frequently on his LBC radio show, before he started using YouTube.
     
  5. Ayahuasca

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    This channel seems to be flopping harder than Susan Boyle’s first partner.
     
  6. Greebo

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    Probably every time he saw a news report on the BBC about it................
     
  7. Lysander

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    What are the viewing figures?
     
  8. Greebo

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    Down to around quarter of opening day and now behind both BBC News 24 and Sky News 24 every day.

    Latest from yesterday is now 74,000 viewers on average. Andrew Neil still peaked at 150k viewers during his show but that's still half of what he got opening night.
     
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  9. Lysander

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    I suppose it'll be thought of largely as Gammon Bait News. Won't do it any favours.
     
  10. BallistixOnZ490

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    I don't believe that most people wanted or support these changes, more the case of a vocal minority shouting that everything is some form of hate speech and the law kneeling to their demands.
     
  11. 200sols

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    Source? Couldn't find anything after the launch.
     
  12. mrochester

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    I'm sure there must be polls on specific issues that determine whether your views or in the minority or majority.
     
  13. 200sols

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    Partly, but then it goes too far and people start being reprimanded for saying things like 'ladies and gentlemen'. .
     
  14. MikeTimbers

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    source for that opinion please. That would be quite the story if true especially if Twitter then bowed to the pressure.
     
  15. BallistixOnZ490

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    Do you genuinely believe that J.K Rowling deserved all the mob hate she got for any of the things she ever said about trans people?
     
  16. Greebo

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  17. VincentHanna

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    He's twisted it.

    https://news.sky.com/story/totally-...os-that-glamourise-channel-crossings-12325856

    The UK Government asked Tiktok or somebody to delete footage glamourising migrant crossings because Priti Patel thinks it encourgages people to take dangerous actions.

    It probably does to be honest, but it won't stop them. The migrants often chat on Whatsapp about crossings and boats.
     
  18. mrochester

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    I'm not personally saying whether it is or isn't too far, but isn't this a case in point? We might look back in a few years and wonder how on earth we ever got away with using phrases such as 'ladies and gentlemen'. Just like we look back now and wonder how it was ever legal for people to smoke indoors in public spaces, or how it was ever legal that 2 people of the same sex couldn't get married etc. What looks like something 'going too far' now might actually just be someone or a group of people agitating for change and society eventually comes to accept.
     
  19. Greebo

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    Demographics of watches are elderly, wealthy, middle or upper class men. Think from memory thats around 68% of the viewers.

    Not sure they fit the typical "Gammon" profile?
     
  20. 200sols

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    **** that TBH.
     
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