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  • Another stupid Tory opens mouth

    by Sunny
    15th June, 2008 at 9:10 pm    

    From BBC News:

    A Conservative councillor has apologised for her “ill-advised comments” after she accused immigrants of causing a litter problem.

    In an e-mail, Hammersmith and Fulham councillor Lucy Ivimy said rubbish thrown from Woodford Court in Shepherds Bush, west London, must stop. She wrote that it is common in India to throw rubbish out of windows and that immigrants need to learn UK rules.

    Maybe some Indians could take the initiative and dump some rubbish in front of her house in order to demonstrate their manners.

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    1. Muhamad {sallamahu'alayha, or something} — on 15th June, 2008 at 9:30 pm  

      Well, you’ve gotta hand it to her. In India, all castes (subcastes, and subsubcastes) and creeds of cretins do throw their litter all over the place. :-)
      The old girl must’ve been to India and seen it with her own eyes? No?

    2. JuggyD — on 15th June, 2008 at 10:45 pm  

      LOL, believe it or not what she is saying is probably true. I’ve experienced ‘our lot’ doing that a fair bit, just from my own experience.

      Still, obviously, it was wrong for her to bring the subject out this way. Btw was this a private email?

    3. digitalcntrl — on 16th June, 2008 at 12:15 am  

      “LOL, believe it or not what she is saying is probably true. I’ve experienced ‘our lot’ doing that a fair bit, just from my own experience.”

      Yea we are a little oversensitive…she was hardly condescending…

    4. limpia — on 16th June, 2008 at 3:00 am  

      thanks fellas, for the nonpc responses.

    5. Sunny — on 16th June, 2008 at 4:17 am  

      I’m not sure about you guys but as a Briton of Indian origin I can’t remember the last time I chucked rubbish out of my window…. IN THIS COUNTRY!

    6. Desi Italiana — on 16th June, 2008 at 5:39 am  


      “I can’t remember the last time I chucked rubbish out of my window…. IN THIS COUNTRY!”

      Given the cap-sized emphasis “IN THIS COUNTRY,” does this mean that you remember the last time you threw trash out your window IN OTHER COUNTRIES?

    7. Golam Murtaza — on 16th June, 2008 at 6:58 am  

      Of course the all-white council estate down the road from me is always in pristine condition. No litter anywhere. Ever.

    8. cjcjc — on 16th June, 2008 at 9:45 am  

      Litter is the bane of all our lives, except in the City.

      “Every street in the City is swept by hand at least twice and sometimes up to six times every weekday, while at night the roads are swept mechanically every weekday.”

      And we have our own mayor!!

    9. salim — on 16th June, 2008 at 10:05 am  

      Its a sad fact but she is right..anyone been to the sub-continent will know how dirty the place is. Not condoning her remarks btw.
      Indians in this country have lack of respect for there surroundings…just go to Southall or Ealing rd….to see the litter everywhere…

    10. Hermes123 — on 16th June, 2008 at 3:18 pm  

      Much worse than throwing stuff out of windows is the disgusting spitting on the streets I see everyday in East London. And guess what? I have never seen a white guy doing it, except on televised football matches. A loud clearing of the throat followed by projectile spit is not a good sight.

    11. Ala — on 16th June, 2008 at 3:37 pm  

      Geez it’s embarrassing; even my 80 something grandmother spits, and when she was here in the UK, she didn’t do it on the street, she did it in the neighbour’s garden. The Councillor has a huge point, pity she’s White so she couldn’t make it. We need more Asian councillors!

    12. Rumbold — on 16th June, 2008 at 3:39 pm  

      A lot of white people spit and litter. I don’t think the councillor knows what she is talking about.

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