Of Boris, letterboxes and leftist elite hysteria

The story so far, if you’ve been on the Planet Zog for your break, is that Boris made a comment about the letterbox look [or pillbox or mailbox] of women in that heebeegeebee thing they are forced to wear.

Predictably, Traitor Tessa came down on the wrong side again.

The big issue in most pundit’s minds, especially those on our side, is whether Boris would stand his ground or cravenly back down again, a man with no spine.

At this stage, he does not appear to have backtracked:

Early days yet though, of course.  If he does not backtrack, then that is the first salvo in the leadership challenge.

On the mailbox matter itself, I suggest we all take letters around with us and whenever we see a mailbox, we post one.

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8 comments for “Of Boris, letterboxes and leftist elite hysteria

  1. ASM
    August 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    “Same thing, different coloured sheet.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzn_uDxW-Fc

  2. August 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve blogged about this too: https://delphiusdebate.blogspot.com/2018/08/boris-and-burkha.html

    Basically my premise if that the niqab wearer wants the state to grant them the freedom of expression, the ability to walk about in public with a face veil then as part of the “contract” with the state, they should also be prepared to show their face when required.

    For instance when in a position that requires identification or when using identification that is qualified by a face photograph.

    So for unstance when using a passport or bus pass, the person tasked with identifying the niqab wearer has the right and authority to require them to display their face in order to confirm their identity (common sense and not discriminatory as anyone covering their face would have the same requirement). In a bank or petrol station the establishment has the right to require the niqab wearer to remove the head covering before being served (the same as anyone wearing a crash helmet or balaclava would so not discriminatory).

    Finally when driving, the Niqab should not be worn. (a) from the perspective of identifying the driver of the vehicle (for instance if photographed speeding) and (b) from a safety perspective: how on earth can a niqab not impair vision?

    If legislation to compel the removal of face coverings for the purposes of identification needs to be made, then so be it. It doesn’t ban the wearing of the niqab directly, it clarifies the requirement in law that a person must be identifiable in certain circumstances.

    This I assume would be a step too far for those that wear the niqab for political reasons, i.e. to demonstrate that they subscribe to Sharia law and not UK law.

    Yes there have been instances where Religious wear has had special dispensation (Seikhs being exempt from wearing crash helmets on motorbikes and allowed to wear turbans), but this has been for practical common sense reasons, There is no practical reason that a niqab exempts the wearer from identification where required.

  3. Pcar
    August 8, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    May said: “I do think that we all have to be very careful about the language and terms we use.

    “And some of the terms Boris used describing people’s appearance obviously have offended. So I agree with Brandon Lewis.”

    No we don’t, he has criticised a garment, not a race or even a religion.

    If we can’t criticise garments any more bang goes the fashion industry.

    Those claiming it’s racist, religionist are wrong. Those claiming they’re offended – tough. Appeaser Theresa is wrong to jump on the bandwagon and demands BoJo apologises.

    Good:
    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/08/as-a-muslim-woman-id-like-to-thank-boris-johnson-for-calling-out-the-niqab/

    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/08/boris-johnson-and-the-liberal-criticism-of-islam/

  4. Pcar
    August 8, 2018 at 9:50 pm
  5. August 8, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Cheers.

  6. Errol
    August 9, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    It is the biggest evidence of the massive gul between the metropolitan, ‘liberal’ think themselves rulers and the rest of the country.

    We’re sick of these miserable, racist, intolerant, bigotry Muslims, the media and state machine are desperately trying to crush Boris – and they will. This is why we must bring these fools to heel. We don’t want bin bag daleks in the UK.

    • Pcar
      August 9, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      bin bag was the term Ken Clarke used – don’t remember him being attacked by everyone from PM down.

      It’s nothing to do with “offence”, all to do with BoJo’s Brexit support.

  7. David
    August 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Please whenever you publish anything that Naz Shah says, remind people that she thinks rape victims should keep their mouth shut.

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