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  • Why are these brown people taking our jobs?

    by Sunny
    26th December, 2008 at 4:43 pm    

    The Daily Mail claims that its anti-racist in the sense that it’s against positive discrimination. Can’t white people do jobs as well as brown people? I subscribe to meritocracy. But the real Daily Mail stance is that it rails for meritocracy only when it applies one way.

    When a brown person gets the job, all these Daily Mail types can do is sneer in contempt.

    Tommy Nagra, by the way, is a friend. But I would still take offence at this sneering little piece, written by this inbred Ephraim Hardcastle, because of its insinuation (published last week).

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    1. Don — on 26th December, 2008 at 4:57 pm  

      Link doesn’t work for me. And what significance do we place on the word ‘inbred’?

    2. ac256 — on 26th December, 2008 at 5:28 pm  

      Consanguinous marriage in the Hardcastle family?

      This ‘brown’ chat is very 20th Century. Why not just say black and be done?

    3. Katy Newton — on 26th December, 2008 at 5:37 pm  

      Ephraim Hardcastle is Peter McKay, who used to write for Private Eye and now pens this utter rubbish for the Mail. I don’t actually understand what he’s getting at half the time, but I think here he is assuming that no brown person can possibly be a Christian, and hence criticising the decision to put a non-Christian in charge of Songs of Praise. I don’t personally see why he thinks a non-Christian shouldn’t be able to appreciate Christian music as much as any other sort of music, but there you go.

      Having said that, do we want to be using “inbred” as an insult? I’m not sure we do. It’s often directed at ethnic minorities and it’s not very nice. Can we not stick with “pointless, boring, possibly racist moron”?

    4. Don — on 26th December, 2008 at 5:45 pm  

      OK, now the link works. Is Asian Tommy Nagra really his given name? How eccentric of his parents.

    5. Amrit — on 26th December, 2008 at 6:35 pm  

      Lol @ Don.

      Don’t a lot of Asians and black people read the Mail? When I see things like this, I just think ‘WTF? Are they totally out of touch with their audience now?’

      You mean EPHRAIM Hardcastle, by the way.

      What Katy said (but isn’t the name ‘Tommy’ kind of a give-away that he is Christian?). Regardless of that, the programme’s called ‘Songs of Praise’ not ‘Christian Hymns’ so even if they did want to get in a non-Christian, they totally could.

      What a moron this EH is. I like to think that the fact that he has to write under a pseudonym shows that he is an idiot with unfashionable opinions, but maybe I’m just an optimist.

      Keep it simple - he’s nowt but a prat :-D

    6. persephone — on 26th December, 2008 at 6:43 pm  


      I don’t think I am a brown colour. More a lightly toasted almond

    7. Amrit — on 26th December, 2008 at 6:47 pm  

      ^ Lol.

      I’m not either - more a sort of yellowy-beige, I’d say! Think Middle-Eastern rather than Indian, I guess.

    8. MaidMarian — on 26th December, 2008 at 7:48 pm  

      Missing the obvious Sunny mate.

      It’s the BBC. In the gospel according to the Daily Mail, anything and anyone is fair game because the BBC eat our young, drink their blood etc etc.

      It’s probably nothing to do with this individual. Goodness the staff of the BBC could all buy the good employees of the Mail beer, sandwiches and high-class prostitutes and the Mail would still go off on one.

      The Mail is a parody of itself and the public recognise that more than you credit them with.

    9. Golam Murtaza — on 27th December, 2008 at 10:51 am  

      “Faupel’s responsibilities have passed to Asian Tommy Nagra,…”

      Hang on, so this guy’s first name is ‘Asian’? Never encountered that before.

    10. Rayyan — on 28th December, 2008 at 7:32 pm  

      So essentially this Hardcastle has an issue with the new producer of that very important British institution Songs of Praise, simply because he has made programmes about non-Christian religions and non-white communities in Britain? That’s like saying any bus driver that lets Asians on board his bus is going to drive the bus off to Asia. Pure racist tripe.

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