VirtueSignalling Effort: 2 Out Of 10, Must Do Better…..

A Bexley councillor has spoken about an “absolutely disgusting” racial incident on a Southeastern train yesterday evening.

Oh no! Did someone abuse someone?

Danny Hackett was travelling on the 6.17pm train from Charing Cross to Bexleyheath (January 25) when a man got on at London Bridge speaking loudly on his phone.


Mr Hackett told News Shopper: “I witnessed an appalling scene of hatred and bigotry. A man was speaking loudly on his phone and used several racist slurs to a person’s skin colour and nationality.

“This kind of intolerance and ignorance has no place in British society and I was happy to co-operate with the British Transport Police in order to attempt to bring the man to justice.”

For talking loudly on his phone? Wow! Bernie Goetz has nothing on you!

He provided examples of some of the language the man used.

These included:

“They have no respect for my country.

“They all need to go home.”

“They are all from rice fields. They are disgusting.”

“There is this immigrant c**t at work.”

“He was eating this foreign food at work and it stunk. He offered me some and I told him to f**k off.”

“He touched me and I had to wash my hands. They are all dirty.”

So he was talking to someone else, using language of which you disapproved, and not actually addressing anyone? And you think this is something the police need to tackle?

Are you old enough to stand as a councillor?

The Bexley councillor added: “I hope someone managed to get a video.

Couldn’t you…? What sort of phone do you have, then?

“My sister is 14 and I was thinking if she was on the train how intimidated would she have felt.”

Maybe your sister would have just minded her own business…?

“You could hear the whole conversation. It was absolutely disgusting.”

I often hear conversations I don’t like. Should I call the police and local newspaper? Or should I just accept that there are other people out there who don’t share my values?

That’d be the grown up thing to do.

11 comments for “VirtueSignalling Effort: 2 Out Of 10, Must Do Better…..

  1. Hagar
    February 7, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    No names, no pictures. Virtue signalled. Odds on it didn’t actually happen

    • February 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm


  2. Hereward Unbowed.
    February 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I must admit, it is slightly careless of the phone user – the volume.

  3. February 7, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    The NHS should provide free Vapours for people to carry.

    • rapscallion
      February 7, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Ooh I dunno Amfortas – some people might find that offensive !

  4. Errol
    February 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I find most thing councillors and MPs say disgusting and reprehensible. They don’t stop because I want them to.

  5. Penseivat
    February 7, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Was sat in a ‘quiet’ carriage some time ago when a young man pulled out his iPhone27 or whatever, and began a loud conversation, ignoring those pointing out that phones were not supposed to be used there. After a while, another passenger took out his phone, though I believe he didn’t actually switched it on and began a pretend conversation as if responding to the first man
    “Yeah, I get into Chertsey at………o’clock.”
    “What a dive. Full of bleeding chavs.”

    “Going out for dinner with Sheila.”
    “So many people think she’s a real slapper.”

    and so on. After a while the first person realised that most of the carriage were actually laughing at this and quickly ended his conversation.
    Fortunately, Chertsey was the next stop so he never had a chance to defend Sheila’s honour. Wonder how the dinner went?

    • February 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Brilliant! ?

  6. Mona
    February 7, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Mr Hackett you wrote down the words, why didn’t you set it to music? your dear sister could have sung it, its so patriotic, a billion hits on You Tube.

  7. Judd
    February 7, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    On a Manchester tram one day, only time i have ever been on the thing, a chap was having a lengthy phone conversation with i presume his social worker.

    I learned all about methadone and benefit issues, all conducted at such a volume the phone wasn’t needed, said social worker could have heard him bellowing from the other end of the city.

    What i didn’t hear mentioned was that other 4 letter word, work.

  8. February 8, 2018 at 12:50 am

    trains are great. not sure about passengers.

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