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Posted in The ground zero mosque on 2010-09-22 06:31:20

Thank you, Old Blue, some constructive comments there.

Just imagine if in 1954, nine years after WWII had ended, someone had decided to build a German cultural centre on a bombed-out part of Coventry, England - I do believe most Brits would take exception to that. This wouldn't imply that all Germans were collectively responsible for the war, it's just that it would be difficult to see it as anything other than a provocation.

That said, I don't think that Muslims worldwide will see it as a victory, in fact my guess is that if it ever gets built, then in a few years time people will have forgotten there was ever a controversy in the first place.

Posted in Racism against whites? on 2010-09-21 20:57:54

People who belong to a minority group setting up their own institutions, clubs, churches, etc, aren't being racist. That would be like saying that gay clubs are heterophobic. This does NOT mean that anti-white racism doesn't exist, however, or that it isn't a serious problem.

Maybe not for 25 years. If he was a serial sex offender, it might be justified, but not for a one-off.

Posted in UK 2010 General Election on 2010-04-11 07:43:36

This is a very good poll overall, but there were a couple of questions I found it difficult to answer honestly.

My current thinking is I will go to the polling booth and write "None of the above" on the ballot paper. I believe we deserve a change of government but I am not impressed by the main opposition parties and I don't want to vote for a single-issue party either. The Conservatives are possibly the least bad option in some ways, but I don't think they are zealous enough about tackling bureaucracy and wasted spending in the public sector. Plus, I have no confidence in David Cameron as a future PM - I think he is vain and superficial and he lacks experience (he's only been an MP since 2001). I have voted for the Liberal Democrats in the past and I still agree with some of the things they stand for, such as localism, but I am disgusted at the dumbed-down and manipulative nature of their campaigning style. They try to be all things to all people on spending issues. If Vince Cable became leader I might feel more positively about them.

Simply not turning up isn't a positive statement - a low turnout may be interpreted as a sign of contentment - spoiling the ballot paper is at least a statement of discontent.

Posted in Marriege and the Separation of Church and State. on 2010-01-06 18:14:40

I think it would be appalling to live in a country without civil marriage. What would this imply for couples wanting to marry who come from two different religious communities?