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I was so angry last night watching QT from Leeds. I knew one of the questions would be about that heartbreaking killing of the schoolteacher.
Question was should we have airport like security in our schools in the light of this appalling act. It was given the thumbs down by all the panel.
It would have been good if one of them had the guts to state what I think (and countless others I suspect like me) to mention the fact that since discipline and the cane have gone from schools, the unruly kids know they can get away with (yes murder). One person in the media this week who is a teacher says classrooms are like A & E departments on a Saturday night. There is no respect for elders or anybody else for that matter. The do-gooders have a lot to answer for. Some parents are bringing aliens into the world. The parents need a good slap !
Another thing that got me going was (again) the total bias towards UKIP. Plants in the audience I suspect. One young lady must have been one. She still had the marks of the cradle on her backside, what would she know !
I know exactly what you mean as it was just about the time we heard from the sanctimonious Labour panellist on the subject of the racist UKIPers that I swore loudly and turned back to Golf. If Lenny Henry had any sense he would realise that if Britain was truly racist he would never have achieved the mediocre fame he did. I'm sure there are many more white people who feel that life was unfair to them and they had more talent than was recognised - that's life. No doubt there are many who didn't get a chance with more talent than Henry has. I can understand the UKIP person who said if Henry wanted to see more black faces around then he should go to a predominantly black country, and that has nothing to do with racism - just a statement of fact. We do not need to hire people purely for their gender or colour to give the appearance that we are not racist or chauvinistic.
Listening to the criticism by the media of Jeremy Clarkson for muttering the original Eeny Meeny Miney Mo.... after they used an audio forensic laboratory to determine his 'crime' shows just how ridiculous and insane this country has become. Truly the inmates are running the asylum.
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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