Good for you Jimmy Tarbuck!!

Well done Jimmy Tarbuck!!!

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/comedian-jimmy-tarbuck-defends-presidents-club-dinner-and-calls-on-critics-to-look-at-hen-parties/ar-AAvdmB6?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=HPCDHP

At last it seems that the male species is beginning to respond to this constant vilification of men.

Yes Mr Tarbuck is quite right the rules should apply to everyone!!

Are all men guilty of sexual harassment or sexual abuse?

Are these accusations justified??

Is Jimmy going to be left to stand up for justice on his own?

Are men going to continue to take these accusations and this tongue lashing without an attempt to defend themselves!!

Or are they going to get behind Jimmy and defend themselves??

To ignore what is being said is to confirm it’s accuracy.

Is abuse in all it’s forms a male characteristic only, and are women the innocent victims of such behaviour

OR

Is this more a case of social boundaries have fallen to such a degrading low that it is time to redefine the rules and boundaries for people of all sexualities?

 

Discuss!

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Good for you Jimmy Tarbuck!!

This witch hunt has to stop!!

Today I find myself getting increasingly frustrated by people alleging to be feminists – are they really feminists?

Do they really have the interests of women in general in mind?

Is this really about fair play and equality.

I bloody well don’t think so!!!!

We are currently facing a huge number of claims of historic sexual abuse from both men and women so why is it that the women seem to think it’s all about them when it should be about the sexual behaviour of everyone. I’m not seeing the male victims all clamoring for inclusion, in fact I’m not seeing much support for the male victims at all.  You don’t get the same media coverage,  could that be because it is now mainly female journalists???

NOW THERE’S A THOUGHT!!

We have females who have chosen the ‘ladette’ world but only on their terms i.e  I will go out and get drink and wear almost no clothing, I will lose control of my ability to make sensible judgements and decisions then when I don’t like the consequences, I will blame someone else because it certainly couldn’t be my fault.

As was recently stated by a celeb – when women said they wanted equality no-one was expecting them to behave in an immoral and ladette fashion, but having chosen to do that no-one was expecting them to claim it was the fault of everyone else.

Has no – one watched the reality TV program following the police on duty at weekend in a city centre? If you haven’t then you should, it’s an education in just what today’s feminism is getting women

It is called taking responsibility for your own decisions – if some guy goes out gets drunk and makes some crass decision I don’t see everyone saying “well he was drunk, someone should have stopped him” No he’s told ‘ Sorry mate, you chose to drink, now you have to pay the consequences’.

The bottom line is that everyone should behave in a sexually respectful manner towards others irrespective of their sexuality, and as adults everyone has responsibility for their own decisions. Damn it everyone should be respectful in All of their behaviour.

For the many female celebs who are ALL now claiming to have been assaulted – I DON’T THINK SO!! If things are so depraved in your workplace then why have you still encouraged your OWN children to join this toxic and clearly perverted world?

And what gives you the right to hound and victimise other female celebs who claim they were unaware of this behaviour. You do not know what they saw or did not see.

For those of you who are trying to equate having someone touch your bottom or back to the rape of one of your peers SHAME ON YOU!! You are a bigger insult to the seriously assaulted person than if you had just kept quiet. All of this ‘#me too’ stuff smacks of ‘I want to be part of this and if I just show this I can be a part of it without ever having to explain what NEVER happened’!!

So why am I having this rant – because now it is about sacking people from their job simply because they attended the Dorchester event – NOT because they did something wrong! Namely the vice principle of a university, I don’t know this individual, I am responding to a news report where a feminist student is demanding he is sacked-

NO the guy has done nothing wrong!

So does this mean that if I go to a friends wedding and the best man starts to behave inappropriately I should be sacked for being there? Because that’s where this is going.

NO, I’m sorry this is completely wrong, this whole business is getting completely out of hand and reminds me of the allegations of witchcraft that tore families apart in the early 1990’s, when social workers snatched a huge number of children from their beds in the middle of the night on some flimsy, and in many cases malicious allegation, but with no real evidence.

It is also reminiscent of the situation when other children were removed from parents who were accused of sexual assault, based on the say so of one doctors flawed method of medical evidence.

The children and the families in these circumstances were never shown any evidence and many never got their children back DESPITE them being proven innocent – because the state had given the children to adoptive parents!

HAVE WE LEARNED NOTHING? WE HAVE A JUDICIAL SYSTEM FOR A GOOD REASON, IN THIS COUNTRY YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

So do stop this complete and utter nonsense IF someone has done something wrong then the law says they should go through a just process where the evidence should be presented and they should have the opportunity to defend themselves. Employment law demands the same thing. And let’s be honest if it was any of us we would be looking at industrial tribunals for unfair dismissal.

WELL I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU ALL THE LAW IS THERE FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST THOSE OF US IN THE LOWER JOB ROLES OF SOCIETY.

The young women who were groped at the Dorchester SHOULD press charges against the perpetrators, this should not all be dealt with on the say so of one undercover journalist who admits she was not personally subject to any of the serious abuse.

So to all the feminists out there

Stop hounding people out of their jobs just because they are male, you would not want that to happen if it were females involved. We should be investigating ALL allegations properly. As recent legal cases have shown not ALL allegations are true!

Stop trying to further your cause by demanding scalps for everything; you lose your own credibility, get out there and find the evidence, then go through the proper channels.

To the media –

You need to remember you are there to inform us of what is going on not to twist everything to suit your own agenda. You are supposed to give a fair and balanced report – so why do we not have the male journalists following the all women parties/ LGBT parties? You are partly responsible, as over the years you have paid millions to women only to willing to reveal their sexual behaviour for a price.

You are happy to print pictures and hound celebs, you are also happy to print/ report whatever gets the cash in.

My message to you is – remember hacking phones!!

To ALL the petition signers-

To those who sign these pathetic and completely falsified petitions – why don’t I set one up to have some random shop assistant/ teacher /nurse removed  from their job because I don’t like them or better still just because I can, after all I can put any reason I like on the petition, I don’t actually have to prove it happened to get you all to sign it!! Think about it – signed any petitions recently? Did you see or check the evidence before you signed??

To the women out there

Can you in all honesty say that the current climate being applied to all men is fair? What happens when your husband/ partner/ father/ brother is sacked on the say so of a female who was then not expected to provide evidence because the affected man will not be getting the chance to defend himself.

Let’s not all do a Hilary Clinton  -when it affects her husband the woman is basically a tart who was not worth the air she breathed, but when it affects other men the women have been abused. Now there’s a double standard from someone claiming to support the feminist  cause and rights of women, but hey, like the press she is using it to try to further her own agenda.

See Jan 26 2018 New York Times – politics section

And finally to the men –

‘Wake up and smell the coffee’ – you should be out there demanding the same equality the women want, you should be defending your rights instead of simply buckling under.  Just going along with this whole business is no longer an option.

Challenge the bad behaviour of your peers and press charges on females who sexually assault you – has any female  put their hand on your knee/ touched your bum/back lately uninvited??

Anyone see Tom Cruise on Graham Norton show where Rebecca Ferguson couldn’t keep her hands of his leg, haven’t heard any outcry, but then neither should we. But if it had been the other way around – well can you imagine what the press would have to say ????

 

 

 

 

 

 

This witch hunt has to stop!!

All women want is fairness, equality, less sexism, no misogyny and a bit more respect

Well it would be fair to say the ladies have been grabbing the headlines this week as they demand more respect, fairness, equality, less sexism and the end of misogyny!!

Whoopee!!!

I can’t see anything wrong with that, after all aren’t the first 3 points a legal entitlement under the Human Rights Act???

Should we be applauding these ladies who are standing up for their rights and who are banding together in sisterhood, surely they deserve a huge amount of credit as they have raised the public awareness of the more seedy behaviour of their male counterparts,

or

Should we be defending those on the receiving end, those men who have lost their jobs/reputations/ income/ social standing based on allegations rather than the facts from any investigation?

Is there really any room to sympathise with these tawdry self serving, clearly ‘guilty’ males; after all many of these women have spent years being disbelieved isn’t it time the men found out what that is like?

Are women really demanding too much or are their demands not only reasonable but highly desirable? Well lets look at what they are asking for

Fairness in all aspects of life.

To be treated with respect.

To be able to walk about in public at any time of the day with next to no clothes on.

To be able to stand in front of the TV cameras in see through clothes without anyone looking at their body or commenting on it.

To get rid of the pay gap.

To be free from unwanted sexual remarks being directed at them.

Not to be sexually harassed.

To be spoken to in appropriate terms

To have flexible working so they can fit it around home life.

To be able to get as drunk as they wish without being at risk of being abused or assualted

To say they do not want sexual activity to continue and be listened to.

To make physical contact with men as and when they choose.

Not to be stalked/ hit.

They want the right to anonymity if they have reported a rape.

Well with the exception of the lack of clothing or the issues around see through clothing (which I agree might just be an issue for me), they don’t seem to want anything outrageous. Obviously this is not an exhaustive list so lets just look at some of the things the desire for equality, respect and fairness might include, because lets be honest these women are only asking to be treated in the same way they would treat others, and why should men have greater advantages?

So let’s continue

They want to be able to

Abuse / hit their male partners without it being seen as unacceptable and without it affecting their job/ social standing/ income.

Although they could share maternity leave with their partner – no they want the maternity leave AND the promotion.

They want to be able to go on a girls night out and use foul language directed at anyone within earshot.

They want to be able to have a girls night out where they can grope young men or make personal and sexual comments about them.

They want to be automatically seen as the preferred parent in cases of divorce and child custody.

They want the right to decide when to get pregnant without consulting the prospective father and then

They want the right to have the father pay maintenance for the next 18yrs if they do not share the parenting.

They want the right to decide to have an abortion or not, after all it is their body.

They want men to be dressed when in public areas.

They want the right to anonymity when they  falsely say they have been raped.

Well the list could go on and include both the acceptable things and the questionable things women want, but if women are genuinely seeking to have equality, fairness and respect they need to get off the moral high ground because they are not all innocent just as not all men are guilty.

Anyone compared the behaviour of a hen night with the reported behaviour at the Dorchester hotel event? If you did you might be able to find quite a lot of similarities.

I wonder was this more about the fact that this was rich men having a men’s night out rather than the behaviour, all of which you could find being presented by all sexes at any bar, in any city on any Saturday night. It doesn’t make it right but it equally doesn’t make it a ‘male only’ issue

    Ladies don’t forget it is a two way street.

All women want is fairness, equality, less sexism, no misogyny and a bit more respect

Here we go again – learning to live with democracy

Can’t believe the year is only into day 2 and already the anti- Brexiteers ( in the form of Elouise Todd) are rattling their sabres and gnashing their teeth. I thought they would have learned what a democracy is by now, but I should have known better after all these are the same people who grew up being told there were no losers at sports day and living in the age of immediate gratification. And before you all start assuming which side of the argument my loyalties are with that is entirely irrelevant this is about the need to preserve our democracy, a democracy that has served this country well over the years. You only have to look at what is happening in countries where there is no democracy to see where we could end up if we continue this nonsense.

We don’t have much to choose from really, we have the rich conservatives who invariably have to save us from the wild extravagances of the labour party but then use them as the excuse to continue to squeeze the population dry – they should look around them and see the common factor in worlds areas of insurgence is the evidence of huge disparity between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’, there is only so much people will put up with.There needs to be a rebirth of philanthropy among our wealthy citizens instead of the current ‘ I’m alright Jack attitude’.

As an alternative we have the so called labour party who have got us into so much debt in the first place – yes Tony Blair I am talking about you and your mob, you people who like to pretend you are not the wealthy elite whilst your wife and sons sweep the country buying up all the cheaper properties so that you can do them up and ask extortionate rents – because you fear being poor!!   The same labour party now headed up by a socialist leader pretending he is the man of the people, yet he is also one of the elite wealthy – he doesn’t mention that much. And his promises of a better future all based on vague innuendo and no substance. But all credit to him he is a great campaigner especially as he pretends he is going to give the young free university education. This is the same man who is promoting a political ideology which has been shown over time to produce even more elite wealthy individuals in government who look after themselves at the expense of the rest of us; we can already see the embers of that fire glowing as he talks about ensuring he can only be replaced by another socialist leader. I defy anyone to name me a socialist country where there is not an elite wealthy political class and where there is still a democracy.

Then there are all the other parties and essentially most are so ideologically based they will only ever appeal to the few and never serve the many. The reality is that if everyone looks at the interests if the country instead of their own ideals this mix of ideologies should enable us to have a great Brexit and future.

BUT having said all of that being a democracy means we still get to vote and whether a party wins by 1 or 600 votes we have to learn to live with it, believe me I have faced many disappointments in my time and so it is with Brexit. The Brexiteers won and the remainers lost, and that is the reality of life so trying to overturn the vote is really about trying to over rule the democratic process; and to make comments such as the Brexiteers not understanding what they were voting for is pure arrogance, all because they did not vote remain it does not mean they don’t know what they were doing, time may show that the remainers had it all wrong or that everyone was wrong however that doesn’t matter now, what does matter is that the time has come when we must get behind the Prime minister and go with the democratic vote so we can make the best of the situation to ensure that there can be a very good outcome.

This is not a time to be so divided as it gives the EU the upper hand, a good business negotiator would never reveal his/her hand until they have to and so in a democratic way we need to pursue the interests of OUR country – don’t let us be deceived by the EU who have a long term plan of their own which may challenge the very basis of our democracy, the more I hear of Europe’s plans for their single European future the more I fear the Brexiteers may be right. We could be damned if we stay and equally damned if we don’t. The fact that the government has a mix of Brexiteers and remainers should ensure a fairly balanced approach to the exit from Europe. This negotiation needs us all to work together – you know the old adage regularly tossed around the workplace about ‘TEAM WORK’!

So Elouise Todd whilst leaving the EU might not be what YOU wanted, you are one of a minority group, you will do better to try to positively influence the final deal rather than attempting to reverse the process, because for good or bad we need to keep our democracy. At the moment a key question to be asked is whether we want the government or the media to decide this country’s future and I for one would prefer to throw my hat in with the government.

It’s time to make this a great Brexit deal by not allowing the EU or the media to call the shots, that would not be democratic.

 

Here we go again – learning to live with democracy

In the year ahead women can do SO much better!!

So I thought I would follow a time honored tradition and reflect on the past years public arena events, well why not after all the climate of today is all about hanging your dirty washing out in public!!

I suppose we could start by saying it has been the usual sleaze in the headlines and in social media; who can we have a go at next? Who is to be the next condemned person with no apparent real crime? Who simply doesn’t know how to dress properly/ behave properly? Who has the wrong body shape, skin colour, religion, politics,culture or social class and more importantly WHO has taken it upon themselves to make these socially important decisions about what the rest of us should be doing, thinking and taking action about? But remember you can only do this in a way that pleases these perfect individuals who have decided what we lesser beings are supposed to be doing in the first place. So where to start, well in this post I thought I would look at the controversial rise of women against abuse.

So, congratulations to all those women have used the latter part of the year to grab the public arena and expose the abuse they have suffered over the years and there is absolutely no disagreement from most quarters that this abuse is outrageous and completely unacceptable. These revelations do however raise other interesting questions of moral conscience and this time it is about the women themselves and their role in the perpetuation of this abusive behaviour, such as ‘how could you sit back and watch other young actresses meet the same fate from the same disgustingly behaved individuals, especially knowing some of these women were friends/ relatives of you the abused person’? Why on earth would anyone in their right mind go to someones hotel room and sit on the bed to discuss their future career (at 16yrs my parents had made it clear that this was no place for any form of innocent liaison)- how much did you want the career, even if you did not expect the price to be so high? So lets be honest about your part in your abuse – not that you deserved the abuse but did you leave yourself open to the risk of this treatment? Before you get on your righteously indignant podium, think about is another way, I mean I should be able to go out and leave my valuables safely at home, but if I get robbed because I did not cover all security bases then I contributed to being robbed. Now whilst that is not morally right it is a fact, and the same principle applies in many other situations including abuse

And what about the support teams to these abusive individuals – was it that you were prepared to turn a blind eye for years as long as you kept your job and/ were paid handsomely to keep quiet, is that why you were complicit in enabling these assaults to take place, because lets be honest you certainly were not naively innocent? I feel that whilst we rightly condemn the behaviour of these men and accept that they alone were responsible for their behaviour, if this type of abuse is to stop there is a need for everyone to acknowledge their role in enabling it to take place and that means everyone with the slightest link whatever their gender/ role, be they victim, bystander or perpetrator.

When looking at how abuse is facilitated I feel another area we need to review is that of who creates the public image of these celebrities. Lets be honest we have celebrities who gain their status because they have a talent, then there are those who have it bestowed upon them whether or not they want it, simply because they are related to a celebrity. Of course we also have those who actually don’t have a talent but are prepared to do anything to get into the public arena for example behaving badly on programs such celebrity big brother/ the Jeremy Kyle show.

It has to be said that we the general public play a big part in that development, we follow the badly behaved and the more badly behaved people are, the better; what does that tell us about ourselves? Well I would venture to suggest it tells us what bully’s we are and how in reality much though we have this ‘let’s care about each other veneer’ really there are things in which we are self serving and we enjoy seeing the discomfort and distress of others; we do of course console ourselves with the thought that’ well they are getting a load of money for this suffering’ and they volunteered themselves. Perhaps we should be thinking more about should we even be watching this type of ‘entertainment’,  perhaps we need to ask ourselves if that’s why the abuse in the entertainment world and other areas of life perpetuates – because we subconsciously think -‘ it’s OK if they get paid loads of money’.

Then we have the image makers, those who make a fortune persuading celebrities it is in their interests to wear as little as possible in public and to pay a fortune for it! It seems to me the less fabric their is in an outfit these days the more expensive it is. These people are just as abusive, tell me when we last saw the creators of these ‘daring’ outfits actually wearing one themselves – you will struggle hard to find one, also how many of these image makers are men deciding how women should dress. Why do we accept that women are dressed to sell sex but the guys continue to turn up looking good in the tux / suit. Let’s be honest you don’t see the male singers gyrating on stage and almost naked and yet not only do they sell songs, attract mass following most of them last much longer than the women. You watch a new female star develop on stage and before you know it she’s gone from ‘the girl next door look’ to the tart released from the boudoir!! If you need to expose yourself to sell your record it doesn’t say much about the song. So what’s the deal, think about it, is it ‘Hey great song, you’ve got a great future but you’ll need to get your kit off if you really want to be big in the music industry’?

The nearest you get for the guys is this pointless need to grab their own crotch as part of their dance/ to expose their chests. But the women – no they have to simulate sex and almost fully expose themselves in the sad belief that this is glamorous – it isn’t its abuse by your image makers, ask yourself when you agreed to get on stage minus your kit!! Look at some of the music videos without listening to the music, just turn the volume down and watch them then ask yourself would you be happy to watch this in mixed company/ with your parents/ children or people you barely knew if there was no volume, having asked many young people this very question I can tell you the most likely answer is no because it looks more like a porn video when you take out the song. Take a lead from Adele – she looks great and she has a great voice but the other thing she still has is HER KIT ON!!

So who is responsible for the abuse that takes place in the world of entertainment – well I guess we all have a role to play from the pushy mothers who want their child on the stage or who want their child in modeling to the existing celebs who having suffered so much abuse are ‘happy’ to send their children down the same career path, it saddens me so much to see the offspring of celebs walking down the catwalk – think of the risks of abuse that you know about let alone the damage you are doing to them in the way they look at their image and body. What values are you instilling in them? It’s sad that we don’t see the kids of celebs who have non entertainment world careers, your world has become so incestuous it is unhealthy.

Anyway I digress, but food for thought all the same. So where do we go from here on the issues of abuse of women? What steps should we be taking to protect individuals? Well lets start by women accepting  responsibility for making their own crass decisions, women have argued for many years that they are capable of making their own decisions, now they need to show they are capable of living with the consequences of those decisions – that doesn’t make it right but it’s what being independent and grown up is all about.

Today’s women have many advantages over women in previous years, they are more healthy, better educated, more liberated, more financially independent, more vocal and more confident than the women before them but still they have many of the same issues. Women are in many ways their own worst enemy because they are ‘first class bitches’! It is mainly women in the social media who criticise women about how they look – who is it who writes the fashion fails and successes of the week – women! Who gives a shit, if the women were happy wearing the clothes what business is it of anyone else.What gives these females the power to condemn someone for their choice of clothing?

It is women who have the most to say about how other women should conduct their relationships and who they should have a relationship with. What is the gender of the people writing about who was seen in the company of who and what that might mean for their marriage/ relationship – these women used to be called shit stirrers and marriage wreckers,  but now they are seen a ‘ professional journalists’ I don’t think so, they are still shit stirrers and marriage wreckers only now the media pays them. They need to ask themselves how responsible they are for the success or failure of many relationships they have ‘reported’ on and how much of their report is based on personal views, jealousy and lining their own pockets, lets be honest you don’t see apologies when they get it wrong.

It is women who take it upon themselves to make other women feel guilty or inadequate  about how they raise their children- look at things such as mumsnet – since when did they become the authority on child rearing? What gives them the right to damn the child rearing decisions of others? Are they the special few who have their children delivered with the instruction manual? Frankly I don’t see what is sooooo great about seeing pregnant celebs nearly naked and showing the bump, like other pregnant women when celebs get pregnant they will get a bump and they will get fat and sick and feel awful some days so perhaps the average female might appreciate seeing them in that state. For heavens sake leave people to have some shred of privacy and decency. Once again it is invariably women who get onto this gossip bandwagon.

On TV and in the public arena we have moved into this touchy feely press and discussion programs – not because we really want to be touchy feely but because we can get people crying on TV – ask yourself where do you go when you cry? Most people have a private place they cry in so why do we now have female news reporters asking inane questions such as asking bomb survivors how they feel – how the hell do you think they feel!! In addition women reporters feel compelled to use their public arena to voice THEIR opinion – NO we just want the facts, we can make our own judgements.

So ladies,  if women want to be taken seriously then perhaps they should be seen to be focusing on the important things in life and not the crap you keep churning out as females. Should they really be worried about the shape of their eyebrows or should they be checking out why homeless young women cannot get sanitary products when they need them?? Should they be getting into serous degrees rather than all these soft social policy degrees that actually do not lead to a career

So steps for 2018 –

Stop blaming men,believe me they have to take responsibility for their own actions to

Stop having transgender women deciding women’s issues, their needs, experiences and issues are different. All the issues around LGBT etc should have an arena of their own. Transgender females deciding women’s issues smacks of the Trojan horse approach.

Stop the bitching about other women, leave other women to get on with their lives and accept their own responsibilities so if that’s how you earn your living you are one of the abusers and need to get yourself a ‘proper’ job

Refocus on what women can seriously offer the world believe me there is a lot, but women need to stop using their sexuality when they think it will be to their advantage and then complain that men only see them as sexual beings when it is not to their advantage. Sort out the sexuality thing for women and the advancement of women’s causes with progress rapidly.

I believe women are letting themselves down, if they want respect they need to stop hanging their dirty washing out, stop exposing themselves for the gratification of others and get some self respect and decency back into the world of women.

Don’t blame the men for accepting everything you have offered- you gave them all the opportunities they wanted and you gave them control. No we don’t live in a misogynistic world we live in a world where women continue too use their body to get what they want and their mouths to put down and decry other women. Women remain manipulative, if they are to progress men must change they way they treat women but women must be more consistent and less manipulative – used to be called ‘womenly wiles’

Men have some serious issues to address but if as women you do not reflect on your own shortcomings nothing will change.

2018 IS NOW UNDERWAY, LETS SEE IT BE THE YEAR WHERE WE MAKE A FAIR AND BALANCED APPROACH TO EQUALITY OF THE GENDERS

In the year ahead women can do SO much better!!

How low is too low!

This has to have been one of the darkest periods in recent UK history with the horrendous terrorist events and then this awful fire at Grenfell Tower in London. My thoughts go to everyone who has been affected by these dreadful events, words cannot sufficiently express my feelings for both the victims and their families. It really makes no difference who you are, your culture, religion, colour or where you live, the death of a loved one is always difficult but to lose someone in such unnecessary and tragic circumstances makes it all the harder to accept.

Such is the grief across many parts of the country at this time you would think people would just want to pull together and support each other and to be fair probably for the vast % of the population that is exactly what is happening, however that does leave a small % of the population who can only see this as an opportunity to score points, create social unrest, try to dissolve the cohesion within communities and they have the audacity to say they are doing this on behalf of the victims.

NO THEY ARE NOT, THEY ARE USING THE MISERY OF THESE POOR PEOPLE TO FURTHER THEIR OWN AGENDA!!

these people should be ashamed of themselves, their behaviour is self centered, immoral and cruel, they are heartless self gratifying individuals.

We have had the BBC who have provided us with an ongoing barrage of intrusive coverage of these situations asking banal questions of people such as ‘how do you feel about it?’ or ‘what did you see?’, or pushing interviews with obviously distressed people to the point where these poor souls end up in tears; this to me represents abuse of people when they are at their most vulnerable. For god’s sake do you really think people want to be seen on national T.V in such a distraught state – would the journalists what to be seen like that – I don’t think so.

This type of journalism belongs in the gutter, these journalists are literally camping out in the middle of others grief hoping to grab any morsel of emotion/ visual distress that they can get. I do wonder how low in the gutter they would be prepared to go, and after all that they don’t even get things factually correct. They have set up a practice now of following these events around the world – well actually lets be more accurate – around the western world, because they don’t behave in this way if the incident is in the middle east/ a developing country. We have seen this behaviour most recently in Nice, Paris, Manchester, London. Frankly this obtrusive and invasive form of journalism is both obscene and immoral. Just how heartless do journalists think the rest of us are that we cannot empathise with people unless we see them crying on national TV.

This form of journalism is for ratings and has nothing to do with keeping the public informed. It has no place in a decent caring society because it is neither decent or caring. Believe me I have worked with many traumatised people over the years and they worry about having been seen in these circumstances, it only adds to their trauma. The BBC should be ashamed of themselves but having seen there response on Newswatch when this issue was raised it is clear – as indeed it seems to be with any criticisms, that the BBC see themselves as providing a service. According to them they are giving us what we want, so really it is our fault.

Well there’s a surprise – I don’t think!!

Perhaps we should be challenging this belief held by the BBC, I know from the Newswatch program I am not alone in feeling this is not the best way to present the news, but perhaps I am one of a minority – we won’t know and neither will the BBC unless we all tell them. But hey perhaps that’s a battle for another day.

I will end this blog by extending my heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected and my deepest thanks to the truly heroic members of the police, fire and ambulance services.

May your god be with you and support you in your hour of need

 

 

 

How low is too low!

Freedom of speech and fair play!

There are days when I seriously wonder what the world is coming to and it has to be said today of one of those days!

Forget what’s going on in USA, forget what’s happening in places such as Afghanistan/ Iraq/ Syria because  in the UK there  are much bigger concerns – no I’m not talking about Brexit, I mean that could take me the rest of my life as it has raised huge concerns about whether or not today’s young people actually understand how democracy works! But more worrying is this ‘mob rule gagging’ of people that now takes place!

What the hell happened to freedom of speech – which might I remind people does come with responsibilities -a scary word for many of our mob rule mentality bunch!

The whole idea of freedom of speech is that it opens issues up for discussion, if you start prohibiting freedom of speech you start to erode the very fabric of our society, for heavens sake we have just had remembrance day, freedom of speech was one of the key things all those young people gave there lives for! If we continue to have the situation where those who make the biggest threats of civil disruption/ those who cry the loudest finally control what everyone else can publicly discuss/debate/ listen to we are losing our freedom of speech and our democracy. Who are these people who don’t seem to have anything better to do than to jump up and down, making demands and threatening civil disruption if their demands are not met.

Tantrums are usually for 2 year old children and quite frankly that is how these individuals are portraying themselves – grow up, the real world is not about getting everything you want you spoiled  brats, the real world needs people to show everyone respect, dignity and tolerance – damn it the law demands that!!

So far we have people trying to influence court cases when they don’t even know the facts, we have this same mob mentality deciding who can give a presentation when they don’t even know what the person might say. This mentality has been responsible for driving people unfairly out of their jobs, look at the ridiculous response to the woman who has challenged the article 50 issue, over 50% of the population will not be happy with her but it does not give them the right to hound her, she has a right to challenge something she does not agree with; if the shoe were on the other foot that’s exactly what the Brexit supporters would do and rightly so.

Even more scary is that a lot of this mentality is from women – YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT! No things are not ideal for women but then they are not ideal for anyone, I cannot believe that today’s educated young women have to resort to ‘safe rooms’ full of kids comfort toys when the stresses of life are hard, or someone says something they disagree with or do not like – you are not children, grow up – life has good and bad times it can be harsh and it can be cosy but for goodness sake get out and live it instead of trying to wrap yourselves in cotton wool.

So what kick started today’s rant – the need for a school to cancel a visit and talk  from a former student namely Mr Milo Yiannopoulus; not because they objected to what he might say as both teachers and students were clearly VERY open minded and up for the discussion, no it was because a group of sanctimonious, narrow minded bigots decided they would pose a threat to the welfare of the students by having demonstrations outside the school. What a selfish, self serving undeserving bunch you are! To think members of your families will have fought to preserve the right for people to express their views, I wonder what they would make of your behaviour. You want respect and fair play, let me tell you – the first one you have to earn and you have a long way to go, as to the second one – who the hell told you life was fair, if it was we in the west would not have huge weight problems whilst those in developing countries are starving!

As to Mr Yiannopoulus – I am not a follower of his particular material but I defend his right to have his say!

Freedom of speech and fair play!