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Edward Colston: Bristol slave trader statue 'was an affront'

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ks.234, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Anyone catch David Starkey letting it all hang out:

    https://twitter.com/Louis_Allday/status/1278636923330928642

    A regular guest on Newsnight, Question Time and so on, which tells you a lot about how the media has normalised far-right ideas (see also Mad Mel on the Moral Maze, despite regular attacks on "cultural Marxism" and ethnic minorities in The Times).

    Note the presence of nodding dog Darren Grimes lapping up his master's vomit.
     
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  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Covered in the Independent too. I’d expect nothing more from Starkey sadly. He is what he is.
     
  3. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    That and all the fawning over serial-killing royalty, the dictatorship of monarchy etc. He’s the worst type of revisionist historian IMHO. Painting pretty pictures of butchers and psychopaths.

    PS In fairness I’ve never gone near one of his books, nor would I ever want to, I’m basing my opinion on his endless public prickery and elitist trolling.
     
  5. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    His wiki is interesting though a first class degree from Cambridge and he had polio, two club feet and a nervous breakdown at thirteen and he was brought up as a Quaker.
     
  6. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

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  7. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Poorer Brits paying off richer Brits for 183 years. I hope Brexit damage doesn't last that long..
     
  8. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Why do Quakers hate Scots?

    on a related note I watched that documentary about Glastonbury last weekend and that Micheal Eavis, another Quaker, came across as a right dick.
     
  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    It's a porridge-related joke.
     
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  10. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    Why do you say that? I saw the same and don't remember anything dickish about him.
     
  11. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    It includes the descendents of slaves paying compensation to former slave owners through tax to HMRC. This is twisted and sick. I'd expect nothing less from what was called the British gentry.

    Jack
     
  12. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Did you not see him trying to rip off the hippies for £500?
     
  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    They pay it willingly. Who's the dick in that transaction?
     
  14. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Who paid it what willingly?

    Eavis owed about 50 hippies £10 each for work they’d done for him and he tried to bump them for the cash.
     
  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    I tought you were talking about the (ex)hippies that but the tickets @ £stupid to pretend it's 1983 again every year.
     
  16. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    After thatcher's government cracked down on travellers Eavis allowed about 50 of them to set up a camp in one of his fields but it looked to me a cynical stunt, as in keep the hippies happy re customers, but he eventually got rid of them cause he wanted to go in a different direction punter wise but beofer that those guys were doing work for him and he said that he had fed them and allowed then to stay and that he didn't have £500 cash to pay them but one of the guys called him out saying that Eavis had made a fortune and that he wanted what was owed for the group which was a tenner each then Eavis went into his kitchen and pulled the £500 out of his pocket and gave it the guy.
     
  17. Darmok

    Darmok "Eat Static."

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  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I approve!

    PS FWIW I’m really pleased it was done by such a well established and widely respected contemporary artist as that will hopefully make it a little harder to remove or destroy, though I am sure the Yaxley Lennons, Farages etc will be out en masse. It is a very, very good statue too, as one would expect from Quinn.
     
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  19. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Excellent, art doing what it does best, being subversive.

    Marc Quinn himself wasn't actually there, I gather. He was probably resting at his pad in Mustique.
     
  20. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    C4 News have just run a feature on the statue of Jen Reid, they were in on it from the start so have footage of the whole process, the installation, interviews with Jen, Marc Quinn etc. Essential viewing IMO. I absolutely love this work and I hope it survives long enough that I can get to see it one day.
     
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