NEWS: A bigot is a labelled a bigot

Calling a mouthy old bigot, a bigot, is apparently some great evil now. The only issue I take with Gordon Brown calling Gillian Duffy a bigot, is that he didn’t say it to her face. He wimped out. He was all smiles and treating her like a wonderful woman. He pandered to the bigot, for electioneering purposes. And then, behind her back, called her what she is; a bigot. He should have had the balls to say it to her face. She is a bigot.

Sky, with it’s agenda, went on to say “She didn’t say anything remotely bigoted, and in fact was asking about the economy.” Sky omitted to show Ms Duffy at her most bigoted, because it might have hurt their chances at some glorious Labour attacking.

Gillian Duffy, said:

all these Eastern Europeans what are coming in, where are they flocking from?

Geography lessons might have worked to her advantage here. At that point, Gordon should have said “From Eastern Europe, you daft old bigot” but he didn’t. The Right winged press have had a field day. The Daily Mail support Gillian for bringing up immigration. I expect I can count on their support when I ask the Prime Minister where “all these blacks, asians and queers are flocking from“. I’d hope they’d call me a bigot, because, it is bigoted, and absolutely pathetic.
She should be demonised. Not Gordon Brown.

I keep up-to-date with a blog by an Eastern European lady, who wrote a brilliant argument as to why Gillian Duffy’s comments, are quite obviously bigoted. Elmyra writes:

“The slow, sad realisation that the political culture in the UK is such that no politician has any choice but to grovel to the bigots. Because standing up and explaining to them instead that immigrants make a massive contribution to the economy, let alone that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of nationality, citizenship or contribution, would be political suicide.
And finally a profound sense of isolation, hurt, and being alone. Tears and huge heaving sobs. I’ve not cried like that in about five years.
That’s how Gillian Duffy has made me feel today. What did I ever do to her?”

That is why Gillian Duffy is a bigot.
Gordon Brown was right.


11 Responses to NEWS: A bigot is a labelled a bigot

  1. Jamie says:

    You can’t slag off Gillian Duffy you Fascist Rochdalophobe.

  2. Gordon Brown and Gillian Duffy were having a conversation about immigration generally when Duffy mentioned, specifically and with a derogotory air, immigrants from Eastern Europe. That makes her a bigot. It’s as simple as that.

    The fact that a majority of Britons seem to agree with her can only lead to the conclusion that Briton generally is a nation of bigots – something most folk around the world have known for years.

    Ask any immigrant living in Briton.

    But fear not; you’re not alone. We here in Australia have our share of bigots too.

  3. Talking about immigration with a derogotory air does not make Gillian Duffy a Bigot, If anyone is to be called bigotted then I’m affraid it is you Mr. Lataan….

  4. That’s like saying “Talking about blacks with a derogatory air does not make one a racist”.
    Yes it does.

  5. Talking about any persons race in a derogatory manner does not make one a RACIST, it just means you are being derogatory, there is a very big diffrence but I don’t think you are able to understand that but it matters not.

  6. [newsextra1962logic]
    The above statement does not make me homophobic.

  7. Oh go on then If it makes you happy, I AM HOMOPHIBIC, does that make you a happy little left winger?

  8. I don’t even know what a homophibic is.

    I was merely pointing out, that your logic, of saying derogatory comments and not being bigoted, is laughable. That’s exactly what bigoted is.

  9. Can’t even call a bigot a bigot anymore without the politically correct right wing going mad. 😉

  10. […] @ 10:52 am A comment on another topic lead me to another blog which had an interesting take on bigotgate: The only issue I take with Gordon Brown calling Gillian Duffy a bigot, is that he didn’t say it […]

  11. I think I am forced to agree (with a reservation – see later). The tone of Gillian Duffy’s comment, indicates an attitude to Eastern Europeans that is not just derogatory, but also closed minded. I think that closed mindedness coupled with prejudice is probably the principal indicator of a bigot. Certainly the comment is “bigoted”.

    FutilePolitics goes on to say:

    She should be demonised

    I think that goes too far; I would prefer to stick to “condemn the sin, not the sinner”. The comment should be demonised; demonising the speaker just drives the speaker deeper into their bigotry.

    Immigration, together with its brother racism, have become issues that dare not speak their name. People who are not negatively affected by immigration choose not to raise the issue; people who are affected negatively cannot make their voice heard. If you take away someone’s voice, they become aggrieved – and that breeds discontent, prejudice and bigotry. Then when the debate “breaks” out, it is often in inflammatory terms – terms that make Gillian Duffy’s comments seem mild.

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