There's been Black Brits for a long long time. Many are descended from former colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. Singers Sade and Seal are Black Brits. Also, during the American Revolution black slaves were promised freedom if they joined the Royal British Army. After the war they were taken to Britain where they lived the rest of their lives as free men.
You are entirely correct. I don't disagree with you. I think however, you haven't realised that I am talking about ethnicity.
British nationality - Yes
British civic identity - Yes
British passport - Yes
Ethnically British - No
It is not possible to change one's ethnicity. For example, a Nepalese man cannot change his ethnicity into Japanese.
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Alfie, I know in your mind set that supporting some things that Farage says equates to life-long devotion to UKIP.
Why do you ascribe everything you don't like to the "far-right"? It must be hard work being so stressed about everything all the time. You sound like you are in a constant state of alarm. It is a form of hysteria.
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A black person born and raised in Britain and who has known only British culture is just as British as any white person of similar upbringing.
"As British" is a civic sense, yes. In an ethnic sense, no. It would be like saying:
A white person born and raised in Japan and who has known only Japanese culture is just as Japanese as any asian person of similar upbringing.
(Asian also doesn't automatically means Japanese, just as "white" doesn't automatically mean British)
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Goodness me, Alfie.
I have no interest in UKIP or the BNP. Aren't both defunct anyway?
I said black people cannot be ethnically British in the same way that white people cannot be Japanese. Of course black people can have British nationality. You aren't satisfied with that though.
You are a little hysterical sometimes.
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Meghan received an unfair amount of criticism.
However, she doesn't help herself.
The UK is also one of the least racist countries in the world.
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I understand that cricket is a international sport but baseball is just as global as cricket.
I'm not so sure. Cricket ranks as the No.2 sport in the world by popularity (2.5 billion fans). Football (Soccer) is No.1 at 4 billion.
Baseball (500 million) is played by some people around the world, but outside of the US and Japan and possibly the Carribean, I can't think of any countries where it is a major sport.
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Piers Morgan and his pal Trump have both made disparaging comments towards her.
So we've gone from "The media are racist and sexist towards Meghan" to "Two famous people have made disparaging comments about her". "Disparaging" isn't racist.
I suggest you stop looking for racism in everything.
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Toasted, you've just posted links to articles by the media reporting about the abuse Meghan has received from individuals on Twitter and the like.
You are trying to make out that the media itself has been racist and sexist. Please show us where.
Don't make claims that the system is against her when in reality it is just a handful of private individuals on social media.
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The problem is that the right wingers who support the campaign with every fibre of their being, tend to ignore when evidence is provided. They pretend it's not happening.
Then please provide evidence of the British media behaving in a racist or sexist way towards Meghan.
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The problem with those that say the "right-wing" media have made a racist and sexist hate campaign against Meghan, is that when you ask people who claim such to provide any evidence, they can't.
Fortunately, people are wising up to the tactic of those who cry "racism" when valid criticism is being made.
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Meghan and Harry are entitled to their privacy and independence. They are not entitled to constantly court the media with prepared drama and then compain about a lack of privacy.
"Progressive new role" means that they want to sponge off the British taxpayer while doing what they want.
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More importantly, the misogyny and racism shown towards MM is quite disturbing.
Could you please provide some evidence of this.
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It's now become apparent that Meghan and Harry Markle registered the brand name Sussex Royal in order to sell merchandise more than six months ago. This whole underhanded venture has been carefully planned.
They don't want the responsibilties that come with being a Royal, but they do want: Frogmore Cottage (£2.4 million of British taxpayer's money was used to renovate it), personal protection by Scotland Yard, the Royal titles and lots of money from Charles to fund their lavish lifestyle.
I guess they won't be paying back any of the taxpayer money used for their wedding either (around £32 million by the way).
The Queen and the rest of the royals will end up offering a diplomatic solution, but it won't matter to the British people. Meghan and Harry have shown themselves to be unappreciative spoilt brats.
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Most Britons are not sympathetic.
Elizabeth had asked Harry and Meghan to not go public with thus announcement yet. They ignored her. Meghan wanted to announce it yesterday for maximum drama because it was Kate's birthday.
British people don't like self-absorbed individuals.
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The SNP only have a short window of opportunity for three reasons:
First, Alex Salmond's (the previous leader of the SNP) court case in the new year will reveal how much the party covered up the accusations from his sexual assualt victims. It will soon be known who in the party knew and tried to make the issue go away.
Secondly, in 2021, the Scottish Parliament Election will take place. For the SNP, they'll have the challenge of retaining all of the seats they have, as they are by far the largest party. Any loss at all (which is likely) will be seen as a drop in support for independence.
Thirdly, the polls always show a majority for independence for about a month after an election. This was true for the INDY Ref in 2014, EU ref and the 2017 General Election. However, it will soon revert back to normal, and the trend over the last three years has shown that support for independence is slowly decreasing.
Personally, I think that if polls show that Scots want another referendum for more than six months, they should be given one. However, I think the result would be the same, if not lower for independence.
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Yep, I wanted a full "No-deal" Brexit, although it's not completely off the table yet, but it is unlikely.
I think Farage knew he wasn't going to be able to wrangle enough votes while Boris was 80% the way towards the Brexit he wanted. So, weighing up his options, he chose to give Boris a free run so that there was no possibility of a second referendum. I think he probably made the right choice.
I wouldn't rule out the negotiations taking a strange turn next year, though.
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What do you think? He sold Brexit out or he was just being pragmatic?
Not sure to be honest. If he was being genuine, it worked.
By standing down candidates in the south of England, he denied the Lib Dems any gains. The Brexit Party also ate into Labours vote share in many traditional Labour areas.
Without Farage, I don't think the Tories would have the majority they have now.
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And even fewer will want to sit with a gloating white supremacist....
Do you genuinely believe that Tory voters are "white supremacists" (i.e. people who believe white people should control other races because they see themselves as superior)?
If you do, I have to say, that is just the sort or fantasist delusion that I have come to expect from extreme remainers.
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Three and a half years of the shouty minority telling us that the British electorate don't want Brexit has finally come to an end.
I hope they will now start to reflect on how out of tune they are with the rest of the country.
Nobody will want to be sat round a Christmas dinner table with a remainer who still cannot accept the result.
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I am very happy with the result of the court case. I really hope that Parliament now goes ahead and revokes Article 50.
Don't get me wrong, I still believe leaving the EU is the correct thing to do, and personally, I wish to see a No-Deal. However, something more important needs to happen.
I want millions of fellow British voters to feel disenfranchised. I want them to know that their vote counts for jack. If the public does have to vote again, and gives the 'wrong' answer for a second time, the public will know that it can be drowned out with court case after court case, and millions of pounds thrown against it.
Democracy doesn't work. It never has worked in the interests of the people. It only works in the interest of the select few, who ignore the public and press ahead with their own agendas.
Millions of British people are coming to the same conclusion. We are near a tipping point. When enough people refuse to play the game anymore, that's when real change happens.
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I may be slightly wrong on this one case, but I believe EU regulations prevent the British Government from providing a bail-out.
This was certainly the case for British Steel, earlier this year.
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Labour are no longer a mainstream party that can be elected. They are now an unelectable activist party.
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Well, I'm of to do a degree in climatology so I can spend the next 10 years studying climate change; but first I'll study medicine so I can find out about my headache as I wont take my doctors opinion.
Climate change won't be solved by people who aren't willing to learn, my friend.
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Too right, we should not listen to the climate scientists but to Dr Trump, he knows all about climatology.
I can assure you that he knows nothing about said subject.
Or, we can all start our own investigation into climate change and learn "personally".
Yes, that's a good thing. If everyone takes it upon themselves to learn more about it, they'll care more.
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The climate of Earth has always been changing. Are humans having an impact? Of course. Should we listen to children and their concerns? Yes.
However, let's not accept opinions as gospel, but commit to learning more about it personally. If everyone knows more about it, it can only be a good thing. Unfortunately, many children are being used as a conduit by other adults to push their agenda, while hiding from criticism.
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Looks like the three choices will be:
Boris' reheated version of May's WA
A No-Deal BrexitRevoke Article 50
Nobody wants number 1. A no-deal Brexit would be the preferred choice, but revoking would also be a good outcome.
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We need MPs to keep pushing for an Article 50 revocation. It is now the LIb Dem's official policy.
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Do you know what's really irresponsible, 'Dave'?
It's holding a referendum to leave the EU and then not make any plans at all for the possibility that the country might vote that way. Some people might even say it was a dereliction of duty.
It's looking like revoking Article 50 might be the best outcome for this situation.
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