Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Shame of the T word

Shame of the n word.

Tory Emma Pentreath has had her face painted black and fellow Tory Philip Clarke has posted it on the Facebook site.

This was supposed to be a light hearted bit of fun and yes you could say it is, until you read the article with it.

Underneath her picture was the words:

"Nigger Minstrel"

This was meant to refer to the Tories "Black and white minstrel ball."

I will now quote from the Daily Mirror paper it says:
A caption reads: "Emmas career in politics lies in tatters after she follows Ann Winterton's lead and dresses as a "nigger minstrel" for the Tory black and white ball."

Ann Winterton was the Tory MP who cracked those terrible jokes about the Chinese cockle pickers in Morecambe bay.
She was fired for making racist jokes.

Yesterday Philip Clarke said:
"I have behaved very stupidly and bitterly regret it."

Black Labour MP Dawn Butler says:
"This shows the Tories haven't changed a bit."

Who, may I ask, even thinks of that disgusting and negative word these days?
It went out of our vocabulary years ago.
Rightly so.

This just shows the true nature of the Tories and the way they have always been.

Do we want these kind of people running this country?

No Thankyou.


dickiebo said...

No, we don't. Let's keep Labour so's we can continue to flood our once-beautiful country with foreigners. After all, our pensioners and children have too much, so it's only fair that we take from them and give to foreigners. Vote Labour.

Annette said...

Oh Dickiebo, "foreigners" have been coming into this country for years and years.
It didn't matter what government was in.... they still came!!
Not one government has stopped it, not one.

And, we do not take from the pensioners and children to give to them.
They still have their weekly/monthly payments 52 weeks of the year!!
So they are not going without at all.

My point about this was the disgracful way those two could even contenplate doing what they did.
I'm sure you must agree that it was very offensive.
They should have known better.
For goodness sake that is a horrible, downgrading name.

SandDancer said...

Annette - I agree with you entirely. I had a conversation with my mum recently where I told her that the term 'coloured' isn't used anymore as it is considered offensive and she found this hard to understand and I think many people of her generation would be the same but the word they used is in a different league all together. Some rappers have reclaimed it and use it, but from a white upper middle class person it can only ever be offensive.

Dickiebo - it is very easy to blame foreigners for the woes of this country but have you take a look at a lot of the indigenious population recently?