Why Does Social Media Deem It Acceptable to Allow Racial Abuse to Black Footballers? | Community | News


No form of abuse is acceptable no matter what circumstances are involved.

With Social Media they do have the resources to eliminate the abuse though their platforms, but they appear unwilling to do so.

The legislation promised in the Queen’s Speech could well alleviate that to some or all extent.  However, these platforms are owned my multi-billionaires and so their resources to fight or reduce the effects of any such legislation are enormous, but that should not stop the legislation coming into force and if it needs to be amended to make it more enforceable then so be it.

Black footballers could come off Social Media but why should they, why is it the innocent who have to act, rather than the perpetrators being punished, it is because it is easier for this to occur, but it is a major limitation of freedoms. Just because something is difficult should not be an excuse to not proceed, as by not proceeding this is as bad as the initial racial abuse and is in effect condoning but inaction or insufficient action. If the was put into every legislation, that inaction or insufficient action was illegal then more would be done by all concerned.

 

Source: Why Does Social Media Deem It Acceptable to Allow Racial Abuse to Black Footballers? | Community | News

Keir Starmer wants to be decisive but demoting Angela Rayner risks looking merely chaotic


‘Removing the deputy leader from her role as the head of campaigning for Labour has sparked dismay across the whole party’

His actions are purely showing that Labour have still not got the leader they need to get back into power. He is using Angela Rayner as a distraction from his own inadequacies, for this is not the showing of a strong leader, but one who is trying to save himself.

He should be shouldering all the responsibilities of Labour

show in Hartlepool and the rest of the country.

To bring in a candidate who was strongly Remain, when Hartlepool was strongly Leave is showing very bad judgement and does nor bode well for a strong and effective Labour Party.

 

 

 

 

Source: Keir Starmer wants to be decisive but demoting Angela Rayner risks looking merely chaotic

UK needs £102bn boost to NHS and social care, says major report | NHS | The Guardian


Funding from higher taxes would cut avoidable deaths and improve equality after the Covid pandemic, yes it would, but with Social Care it can’t wait for over a decade for it needs its funding now, like yesterday.

COVID, if we did not know it already that England, even the whole of the UK needs Social Care like never before. The funding increase has to be now, before any more deaths take place.

The funding situation was bad enough before the start of austerity cuts in 2010, they made it much worse and now COVID has left Social Care so decimated that no one is safe.

To not do anything, shows that this Government has no consideration for anyone in need of Social Care, it is as though they are being left to fend for themselves and this they are unable to do, hence their need for Social Care.

To do nothing means that this Government has blood on its hands.

There is a petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care, https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care, Which needs your support

 

Source: UK needs £102bn boost to NHS and social care, says major report | NHS | The Guardian

Family Facing Deportation From Australia Because Of Son’s CP


I agree with you.

This is disgraceful that residency can be judged on the disability of a child and the related cost to Australia.

Yes, this is how it is in Australia today.

This is blatant disability discrimination, which I  would not have thought possible in such a progressive country as Australia. For this means it does not matter, what people have been doing in Australia, working there and producing wealth, not just for themselves, but also Australia, for when they have children and if they dared to have a child with disabilities, this could affect the decision whether they could stay in Australia. It shows that these parents have not been really valued by Australia, perhaps these parents should be able to claim from Australia a cost related to their time in Australia and the benefit Australia has had from them.

This is not what should be expected from, a so called, civilised country, as Australia, appears, to take what they want and then discard, when they feel there will be additional costs to Australia.

For this is totally disgraceful and Australia should be ashamed of themselves. This is a form of abuse, disability abuse.

Same Difference

I can’t describe how sad and angry I am after reading this. I have Cerebral Palsy and am a British Asian. I have grown up in the UK. I can’t imagine anything like this happening here. The fact that this child was actually born in Australia just makes the situation 1000 times worse in my eyes.

Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner has called on the immigration minister, Alex Hawke, to intervene “in a humane way” in a case in which a family is facing deportation because their six-year-old son has a disability.

On Tuesday night Ben Gauntlett was quizzed at Senate estimates about the plight of Australian-born Kayaan Katyal, and his parents, Varun and Priyanka, who are facing deportation after being rejected for permanent residency last month.

The ABC, which revealed the case on Sunday, reported that the family had been told in a rejection letter that Kayaan would cost…

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AstraZeneca vaccine safe and effective in new trial data | Reuters


More evidence that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe, so why is the EU continually coming out against this vaccine and not any of the others.

First we had Macron and Merkel then the blood clot scare followed by 17 European countries suspending use of the vaccine all of this without any reliable justification.

Is all this because of the AstraZeneca connection with the UK or do they wish their populations to catch COVID-19? If it is the latter this will be very disturbing. For while blood clots are not registered as one of the side effects of the vaccine, blood clots are down as one of the possible consequences of contracting COVID-19.

No wonder the take up rates of having the vaccines in Europe are very disappointing and while this is a very real cause of concern within Europe, it is also a very real concern in the rest of the World, including the UK. As by not having an effective take up rate this is leading to possible more mutations, some, which could well reduce the effectiveness of the vaccines, leaving those of us who have been vaccinated open to contracting COVID-19 with maybe serious consequences.

This, I feel is the EU playing with politics and a further punishment for the UK leaving the EU.

The EU need to get over themselves for they are the reason for Europe starting a possible 3rd wave of Coronavirus, due to their shambolic dealings with measures to combat COVID-19. Slowing in vaccine approvals, slow in placing vaccine orders, having less effective contracts of purchasing of COVID vaccines.

On the face of it the best thing the UK did was coming out of the EU, as the EU is much too bureaucratic.

Now the EU is threatening to stop companies exporting Vaccines, especially to the UK, when they have many supplies of vaccines in storage in the EU.  This is showing the EU in their true colours.

 

Source: AstraZeneca vaccine safe and effective in new trial data | Reuters

Piers Morgan torn apart for ‘hateful’ takedown of Meghan and Harry interview on GMB | The Independent


Morgan is acting like a spoiled brat, now I am not sure if this is for show or this is him.

Watching the show just now, he walked offset, which I presume it means it is the later. Will he be back, I feel he will, which will be a shame.

Source: Piers Morgan torn apart for ‘hateful’ takedown of Meghan and Harry interview on GMB | The Independent

Palace under pressure to respond to Harry and Meghan racism claims | Monarchy | The Guardian


This was a very explosive interview, but one that had to take place for it showed, yet again, how ‘The UK Monarchy’ is out of place in the 21st century for it really needs to escape its assumed safety of the 19th century. For other European Monarchies have changed and survived and the ball is now and has been for sometime in the Court of The Monarchy.

Will The Monarchy survive, well I do hope so and it is still not too late for them to fully embrace Harry and Meghan.

Unfortunately, Harry and Meghan will be viewed badly by many in the UK, as many UK racists will feel their views are being supported, especially if they are Monarchists as well. Then the UK Monarchists will be against them.

But they will be supported by anti-monarchists and also many ‘people of Colour’.

This is a great opportunity for racism to be tackled by the establishment in the UK and show racists that they will not be tolerated.

I wish Harry and Meghan well and their starting family.

 

Source: Palace under pressure to respond to Harry and Meghan racism claims | Monarchy | The Guardian

‘I didn’t want to be alive any more’: Meghan and Harry describe racism and royal animosity in Oprah interview | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | The Guardian


A very explosive interview and some points which come as no surprise to myself.

The Racist comment for one, as I have believed for sometime that there was a racist element within ‘The Family’. In this I query, where are the ‘persons of colour’ within the employment of The Family, for I am not aware of one, let alone others.

I am also not surprised about the comment that Prince Charles stopped communicating with Harry.

That is just The Family, for I feel it would have been even worse within the area of what I call ‘the grey suits’ for, I feel, this area is much worse than The Family in how they treat persons who are classed as outsiders.

By The Family, not fully accepting, as I have said before, is a great opportunity lost, but not unexpected.

This interview is indeed a massive bombshell and one from which The Family, may never recover.

I am also not surprised, even before the revelations that Meghan had had ‘suicidal thoughts’, which she took the The Families HR Department, one which is not good, especially with regards to the alleged abuse to members of some of Harry and Meghan’s staff, where it appears the HR Department took no action.

Source: ‘I didn’t want to be alive any more’: Meghan and Harry describe racism and royal animosity in Oprah interview | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | The Guardian

Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why


There are many reasons why Black Americans are unjustly treated in America and health is just one of many areas, another major area being Law and Order.

Nobody should be abused in any way, especially due to racial origins, but especially in America there is a long history of racial abuse and in many instances the historical instances are still occurring. In fact, many white Americans, would if they could turn back the clocks and this has only been made worse from 4 years of the Trump administration.

Even under the Biden administration changes, if any will be hard to achieve and then there is 2024, the very real possibility that Trump could return.

But it is not just in America that there is mistrust and racism, for this can and does occur in many countries, the UK being one, but, I hope, to not the extent of it is in America. But what do I know, for I am not of Black origin and may not even notice what is occurring in front of me, left alone behind me.

Nobody should have to contend with racist abuse, in fact, any form of abuse, for it is abhorrent and we should all be doing what we can to ensure abuse is not abound.

I do hope, that the mistrust can be minimised and eventually even, not occur, but this will require all of us to be vigilant.

COVID-19 is not concerned who it affects and my real wish is that the vaccine mistrust is overcome, but all the misinformation on Social Media will need to be countered, for if it is not, then there will be no chance that the COVID mutations will ever be reduced. COVID-19 will be with us for the long-term.  The only effective counter is the vaccines, for the various restrictions can only go so far and that is assuming that we are all abiding by the restrictions, which we are not, but hopefully only a minority.

Colour is only skin-deep for underneath we are no different, so colour should be no reason to discriminate for we all have an equal right to life.

Source: Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why

Whatever you think of Harry and Meghan, their media critics are far worse | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | The Guardian


Meghan and Harry from a different perspective, a perspective which shows the Royal Family, the Hanger-ons and the Royal Media are not in control. That Meghan and Harry dare to wants to live their own life away from the control of a 94 year old grandmama.

Why should anyone have so much control over the lives of anyone.

The Royal family have a lot to learn, but they do not wish to and certainly the persons who surround the Royal family do not. These are, so called, experts on how Royalty are supposed to behave.

For it appears males within the family can, effectively do as they please provided it does not become public knowledge, but even then they are allowed to get away with it and some arrogantly believe they have a right to do so, are you not Andrew and Philip.

But, if you are female, except if you are directly connected to the family, such as Anne and previously Margaret, they have to do no wrong, this was previously Diana, Fergie and now Meghan.

This family have great privileges and for some money appears to be no object, yes, the press is always on their tail, but are their duties really that exhausting, in fact,Andrew appears to be drawing money for doing more than nothing, but then would anyone want to be associated with him, except his Mum, but is that also doubtful.

Harry and Meghan have every right to live their own lives and they have promised to refund all or most of what was spent on them or on gifted properties.

With Meghan, the Royal family have let a great opportunity to learn slip through their fingers, for they have a lot to learn about diversity and Meghan would have been and still is, if the family would get off their ‘high horse’ and ask for help.

As the article states many families have relatives who are there for themselves and the Markles and Windsors are no exception. Meghans half-sister is a nightmare, and her father needs to learn that life does not revolve around him, for his daughter, Meghan has a right to live her own life, either with or without him.

She has chosen to live with Harry and I feel it will be good for both of them, for Harry, since the death of his mother, Diana, has not been good, certainly his mental state. For who would wish to be forced to walk behind his mother coffin, certainly at his young age and all the instances before and after her death, was he really allowed to mourn how he wished to, who knows, well Harry for one.

Meghan before Harry had her independence and to live with someone does mean that some of the independence can not continue in the same way, she will have made mistakes, but do we not all and we are not hounded by the press, the so called, Royal experts and members of the Royal family. Philip certainly does, but he is not continually hounded, except in the first instances to some degree.

So, allow Harry and Meghan to live their own lives, how they wish, mistakes will be made, but it is for them to deal with them how they feel fit. If they want publicity or not, then that is their choice, for I would certainly use what I have to my own advantage, while endeavouring to protect my children.

We all feel the Queen is for all of us, but is she,, for she does not know that the majority of us exist and would not acknowledge us, unless we were in her way. How she shouted out to people who were in her line of view at a racecourse a few years ago says a lot.

I wish Harry and Meghan all the best and do realise they would not give me a second glance, that is assuming there was a first.

 

 

 

 

Source: Whatever you think of Harry and Meghan, their media critics are far worse | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | The Guardian