The BBC blames school attack on… Brexit


Blackleaf
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A school in Newcastle is attacked by thugs? It's Brexit's fault...

Coffee House Steerpike

The BBC blames school attack on… Brexit

Steerpike






Steerpike
8 November 2018
The Spectator

Today, the BBC news channel ran a short piece on the increase of hate crime incidents against disabled children – which have tripled in four years.

As part of the report, the BBC visited a school which catered for disabled children in Newcastle, which had recently been broken into and vandalised by thugs who destroyed toys and sprayed offensive graffiti on the school’s walls.

The whole piece was fairly emotional, and anyone listening to the children describe the incident couldn’t help but ask "How did this happen and how can we stop it happening again?"

Fortunately, the BBC had a ready-made answer already on hand. Instead of following the school footage with someone speaking about hatred towards those with disabilities or rising crime more generally, they instead chose to lead with an interview with criminologist Dr Hannah Mason-Bish. She went on to explain that the attack was actually down to the BBC’s favourite bogeyman… Brexit. She told them:

‘Unfortunately the EU referendum gave some people the opportunity to act out their prejudices in a much more open way.’

Exactly how this incident against a special needs school linked to the EU referendum was left unexplained by the BBC, as though viewers would simply understand that any crime must somehow be linked to the UK’s departure from the European Union.

But Mr S can perhaps fill in the blanks for viewers: from car sales to falling number of Today programme listeners, the BBC will always find a way to somehow blame Brexit.

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/1...ack-on-brexit/
 
Hoid
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there is no doubt that the right wing nutjobs have been empowered.

just as in America
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

A




So an angry mob now moves the wiper our of the way before hammering the windshield?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

there is no doubt that the right wing nutjobs have been empowered.

just as in America

 
Hoid
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a reddie and a animated gif

you really are playing for keeps
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

a reddie and a animated gif
you really are playing for keeps

 
Hoid
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Oh oh he's found a new gif site.

Welcome to 1997.
 
MHz
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The collective take them to be a full featured video. Any longer and it would just confuse them.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

The collective take them to be a full featured video. Any longer and it would just confuse them.


I see you referring to "The Collective" in many threads. What are you talking about or describing? Thread to thread I'm not sure who or what you're referring to as the Collective beyond the fact that you refer to it negatively.
 

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