Monthly Archives: November 2018

Balanced reporting

Whilst Neil’s constant pro-Brexit tweets are one thing, the BBC host’s incredibly forthright tweets have also now delved into the realms of outright abuse.

Earlier this month, Neil was forced to delete a tweet aimed at the Carole Cadwalladr, in which he labelled the Guardian journalist a “mad cat woman”.

If you voted leave simply because of concerns about immigration you should take the time to read this.

It surprises me that many people in the general public do not seem to be aware of this or perhaps choose to ignore it. If you voted leave simply because of concerns about immigration you should take the time to read this.

This from

“Mrs May fails to mention that the UK has had several chances to restrict freedom of movement from the EU, but chose not to take them: in 2004, when the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined the trade bloc; then again in 2007 when Bulgaria and Romania were added; and finally in 2013, with the accession of Croatia.

The UK had the option to restrict the right of citizens from these countries to work in Britain for up to seven years – but was one of only three countries (alongside Sweden and Ireland) that chose not to.

And you might think from Mrs May’s words that all non-EU migrants are currently treated equally by the UK immigration system, regardless of nationality. But that’s not the case.

Non-EU visitors to the UK must get a visa, unless they come from one of 56 “exempt” countries (e.g. Canada, the US, Mexico, Brazil and Australia) whose nationals are allowed to stay in the country for up to six months before they need a visa.

If you’re not from an exempt country – like South Africa, India, China and Pakistan – there are other, more restrictive rules in place on who can travel and work here.

That means that – completely unrelated to our membership of the EU – the UK immigration system already discriminates between people based on where they’re from.”

Some people are just nasty

Yep, some people just don’t give a shit about anyone else and they lie and they cheat and they bully.  They often also suffer from very low self esteem and are averse to facts. 

They have no idea of the damage they do either, or perhaps they do but they just don’t care or get off on it. 

Recently I have been feeling very low and I am trying not to slide back into depression but its very hard going at times.  I despair of the ignorance (willful or otherwise) of so many. They don’t know what they want but they know how to hate and they do it well.