LET’S hear it for People Power and the citizens of Sheffield. A good news story for once. Hell, we deserve one, once in a while.
The city council had a plan to change a few street names because they might “perpetuate racist or outdated messages”.
Sheffield citizens fought against woke plans to change street names, such as Gladstone Street, named after the Prime Minister William Gladstone[/caption]
They set the Sheffield Race Equality Commission into investigating what needed to be done.
This commission got to work on the important task of demolishing Sheffield’s history.
Loads of streets had the names of prominent people from two centuries back who may have had something to do with slavery.
Gladstone Street, for example, named after the Prime Minister William Gladstone.
And Peel Street, after Robert Peel. And plenty more besides.
The commission also whined that of the 100 statues in Sheffield, none were of “non-white” people.
I wonder if that could be because for 99.9 per cent of its history Sheffield has been almost exclusively, er, white? Not terribly dissimilar to the rest of the country in that regard, frankly.
But when the locals got wind of these complaints, they rebelled. We don’t want you to change the names of our streets, thank you very much, they told the council.
We like the names they have at the moment, regardless of what you lot think.
And so Sheffield Council accepted the views of the people who live in the place and said that because of their “strong feelings”, no street names would be changed.
A victory for the silent majority over the perpetually jabbering and meddling self-hating liberal elite.
Credit to the council for at least giving the residents a say, of course. Perhaps they have learned their lesson.
Not so long ago Sheffield council supported banning my mate, the Middlesbrough comedian Roy Chubby Brown, from performing in the city.
The council leader, Terry Fox — Labour, of course — said pompously that Roy’s humour did not “reflect the values” of the city.
Well, no, it wouldn’t.
Because if it did it wouldn’t be terribly funny. I bet Terry Fox isn’t a huge laugh, you know?
Anyway, there was an uproar. More than 30,000 people signed a petition demanding that Roy should be allowed to perform.
And there was a demo in the city centre. So, as I say, perhaps the council has learned its lesson.
But it is a lesson for the rest of us, too.
We don’t have to put up with this relentless jiggery-wokery.
We don’t have to sit idly by when our betters decide it’s time to trash our history or simply expunge it from existence.
We can make a stand. Because this stuff always comes from top down.
It is always leftie councils or leftie institutions trying to force this idiocy on the rest of us. In order to make themselves look right-on.
And it’s my guess that the vast majority of British people — white and black — do not go along with it for one minute.
They know that people from the past did not always behave in the manner we might want them to today.
But it doesn’t mean their achievements and their place in history should be forgotten, erased from the memory.
Only an idiot would think like that.
So thank you, people of Sheffield. We’ll all take a leaf from your book.
LOONY MASK SLIPS
IF one more person tells me that Omicron is an anagram of moronic I’ll nail their feet to the floor.
I’m also getting a bit tired of people whining about wearing a mask.
Jenny Eclair said she felt she had the right to punch people in the mouth who weren’t wearing masks[/caption]
Listen, it’s not the imposition of martial law or the invasion of Poland.
It’s just a request that if you go in a shop, put a mask on to reduce the risk of spreading infection.
People who think it’s an infringement of their civil liberties don’t deserve civil liberties.
By the same token I’m also bored stiff of leftie virtue-signallers who probably still have their masks on when they go to bed at night.
Alone, in their cold, friendless attics.
People like that talentless hag Jenny Eclair, who said she felt she had the right to punch people in the mouth who weren’t wearing masks.
Just get a grip, FFS.
But it also brought out the nutters from the extremes.
BECCA’S COUNTRY STRIFE
WATCHDOG presenter Rebecca Wilcox has moved out of London and into “the country”.
Apparently she hates it. She’s bored stiff and there’s nobody to talk to.
Rebecca wanted to move somewhere close to London connected by a fast train[/caption]
She wanted to move somewhere close to London connected by a fast train.
So she moved to Surrey. Sorry Rebecca – Surrey IS London.
Everyone there commutes to the capital and nobody talks to one another.
You want the countryside, move at least 100 miles from London.
And don’t whine that it’s difficult to reach the capital.
TRUMPS BACK AND MAKING FANS FOR NIGEL
A GREAT scoop for GB News.
The odds against Trump winning the White House three years from now shorten by the day[/caption]
GB News presenter Nigel Farage got an exclusive interview with Donald Trump[/caption]
Not the most testing interview ever heard, I suspect – because the two rather see eye to eye over most stuff.
The Donald sticks the boot into Meghan and Harry, saying: ‘I’m not a fan of hers. I wasn’t from day one.
“I think Harry has been used horribly and I think some day he will regret it.
“I think Harry’s been used and been used terribly.
“I think it’s ruined his relationship with his family, and it hurts the Queen.”
That would be about right. Donald also doesn’t have much time for wind farms (and I make him right about those too).
He’s enjoying himself at the moment, old Trumpo.
Watching his successor Joe Biden make a dog’s breakfast of the presidency.
The odds against him winning the White House three years from now shorten by the day.
HOWE IS HE NOT ENOUGH?
NOTICE some Newcastle fans are already moaning about their new manager Eddie Howe.
Poor bloke’s only been in the job for two games.
What did you think, that you’d be challenging for the Champions League?
Truth is, if Jesus Christ was appointed Toon manager they’d think he wasn’t much cop and not good enough for them.
See you down the Den next season, you Geordies.
KEIR’S LABOUR PAINS
KEIR STARMER’S just reshuffled his shadow cabinet. There’s some good news for Labour.
Yvette Cooper, now Shadow Home Secretary, is a talented politician.
That great lummox David Lammy has been appointed Shadow Foreign Secretary[/caption]
Wes Streeting has been promoted too and he’s no fool.
But you look at the rest of them. People you’ve never heard of. People you wouldn’t want to hear of.
And to cap it all, that great lummox David Lammy as Shadow Foreign Secretary!
A tube of Sour Cream ’n’ Chive Pringles has a better knowledge of foreign affairs than David.
You’ve got to feel sorry for Starmer.
He can only play with the hand he’s been dealt. And I’m afraid he’s been dealt the hand of a serial loser.
LESS IS ZEMMOUR?
THAT petulant Gallic ninny Emmanuel Macron has a real fight on his hands.
He is being challenged for the presidency by a right-wing bloke who is very popular.
Eric Zemmour is a TV pundit who wants France to pull out of Nato (what a loss that would be) and end illegal immigration.
He has pledged to “make France great again”.
OK, Eric . . . but, um, again?
ONE of the happiest times of the year for me is spring, when the house martins return to our skies from North Africa.
But I noticed far fewer of them this year.
Now the RSPB has put them on its red list of critically endangered British birds.
Their numbers have declined by 65 per cent in the past 50 years.
They don’t find it easy to build their nests in the sort of houses we put up these days.
And climate change may be a factor too.
We need a new campaign – Save the House Martin.
DOC CHOPPED FROM TWITTER
A LIVERPOOL doctor called Adrian Harrop has just been suspended for a month because of stuff he said on Twitter.
Harrop is a vehement supporter of transgender rights.
And he called one woman a “venomous bigot”. I suspect that Harrop is a hugely irritating right-on half-wit.
And wrong about pretty much everything.
But I still don’t think he should be suspended simply for stating his views, away from his surgery.
Free country, wasn’t it?
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