The face veil is is offensive to local cultural values in a secular, gender-equal society. Wearing it shows either pig ignorance or a deliberate intent to insult. Lifting the veil is also an insult, so it seems we have two extremely insensitive or deliberately nasty people involved in this incident.
Hey, Nigel's mum didn't raise a fool: he has a policy that sound populist but helps both the bottom half (no tax until minimum wage exceeeded) and the top half (raise the 40p rate). Sounds like a vote winner to me. Of course he now has to figure apout how to pay for it.
The lead -n headline "Women, You're Really Not Going To Like These Comments" says WHOOPEE! Here's something we can use to make some people miserable, get them angry and try to get them to fight. Is that good for society? Who cares - it helps us sell advertising.
“UK Land Area = 0.16% of the world, so we should take 1,517 based on area
UK Population = 0.9% of the world, so we should take 8,286 based on population
UK GDP = 2.8% of the world, so we should take 25,833 based on wealth
Of course, your figures do not cover the illegals: those who never applied or those who apllied, were denied and ran.
PS: if Scotland flounces off on their own, we would need to cut the UK intake by 32% based on land area - or by 8.5% based on population or wealth
Good. It was was discriminatory without also having available on request: the Kooran, the Vedas, the Kojiki, the Tao de Ching, the Torah, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Avesta, the Book of Mormon, the Star Wars trilogy and the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
“Quite right. It is a homicide. The people who shipped this container shoulld be held responsible and everyone who was inside the container should be considered a co-conspirator - an accessory before, during and after the fact.
Biblical downpours? We must read different bibles.
Or perhaps this article is thinking of Bill Cosby's "Noah:"
You don't need rain for 1000 days, God, you'll save water: just let it rain for 40 days and 40 nights and wait for the sewers to back up."
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.