- Dec 27, 2003
Actually, if you do some digging behind the typical, sensationalist Daily Mail headline...not just the news aggregate that you have linked.Well that didnt take long.
Calling the labour leader a cop in a nice suit.
Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Patrice Evra ditched their Black Lives Matter badges last night as football captains considered making a statement on thetwnews.co.uk
Sky Sports allowed their pundits to decide whether to wear Black Lives Matter badges on air last night - with Patrice Evra taking his off first, before Jamie Redknapp followed suit, MailOnline can reveal.
You will find that upon clarification what BLMUK mean isn't actually all that wrong, that crime prevention in the form of education, opportunities and various other social spending would go a long way towards preventing those that do end up in the criminal justice system from doing so. Meaning less police resources are required in chasing petty criminals around all day meaning that yes, we probably could defund the police (not get rid of, obvs). But this is the problem with social media, people ranting things in the moment that are either poorly worded and need clarification or poorly researched. Personally I don't know why so many BAME people live in poverty in cities, not something I have researched, "round here" they don't live in poverty, no more than white folk on sink estates do anyway.
As for Israel and their shenanigans in the West Bank, fuck Israel, nasty, criminal state.
Anyway, as with anything sensationalised on social media people will have forgotten all about it in a couple of weeks (rightly or wrongly) Personally I don't think pundits should wear a badge for every social justice issue in the world, they don't have the room on their suits. We need serious social, political and economical change to fix things, getting angry in the vapour chamber of social media wont achieve that. The Tories or Labour certainly won't do anything about it, except lip service because there is very little political weight behind it, as fucked up as it is, it's not going to be winning or losing any votes.
Besides which, BLMUK is not the same thing as BLMUSA so I'm not even sure what your point is anyway.