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Would you be tempted to buy a milkshake when Tommy Robinson is in town?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, May 3, 2019.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter


    The figure of 84% is only the opinion of one group following a study described by an expert on child sexual exploitation as “a case study in bad science: riddled with errors, inconsistencies, a glaring lack of transparency, sweeping claims and gross generalisations unfounded its own ‘data’”. The expert also called it "utter rubbish".

    Critics have pointed out, however, that even a casual media search produces far more white perpetrators of group CSE who seem to have been ignored by Adil and Rafiq (authors of the Quilliam report).
  3. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    This country has changed so much in my lifetime and one big factor is the night-time economy. For about a year I drove a taxi on nights around one of our major cities. I always tried to get out by 7 p.m. and finish by midnight by just getting stuck in and not taking breaks. I was quite lucky that I drove a seven seater hackney carriage and got loads of jobs that paid anything around £15.00 a time for about fifteen minutes work. I also got a lot of airport work and one airport run in a seven seater with a return pick up could make me the money for the night.

    I wasn't keen on being out too late but occasionally I was out until 2 or 3 a.m. The city was still very much alive at that time. Although all my work came via a computer system from a control centre based in a village outside of the city there were many drivers who spent a lot of time sitting around in burger bars etc and there were smaller cab offices in the back streets of the city. There were a lot of all night cafes, takeaway and bars and I often saw young girls around the streets. I also met many prostitutes who used the taxi system as the lifeblood of their work. It's a seedy world and not one I wanted to be around at all. Not many people get the chance to observe the working of a town or city at night but from the driver's seat of a cab you get a good vantage point.

    There's a lot of drunkenness and things that go on under the cloak of darkness. Loads of drugs, prostitution and abuse.

    This is the environment that is so often referred to in some court cases. It does go on and few people who are decision makers in our society ever see it.

    So I think one common factor in many of those court cases involving young girls being abused by gangs of men is the night-time economy which isn't policed as strenuously as the daytime economy.
  4. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I think @Jude Fawley is right. I always thought it was more to do with them being taxi drivers than Muslims, not that all taxi drivers do this but they are in a perfect position to get involved if they should wish to. They can 'safely' offer young girls a lift on the one hand and punters looking for sex can ask a taxi driver to arrange it on the other. Again, not all taxi drivers, not all Muslims. In the 70s mini cabbing was dominated by West Indians, at least in South London where I was. Not all were pimps but some were. Previously, I think, Maltese cab drivers were involved. Not all Maltese, not all West Indians, not all taxi drivers.
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  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    John Worboys springs to mind.

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  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm supposing the day will come when Uber drivers will be under suspicion.

    Not that I can see any reason why nefarious individuals would be attracted to the notion of picking up lone women late at night. Obviously.
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  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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    lanokia Star commenter

  9. George_Randle

    George_Randle Occasional commenter

    If this "rivers of milkshake" trend continues, it won't be long before most political discourse in our troubled islands starts to look like this:

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  10. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I have to admit, these small pop-up talks seem much more engaging than the large-scale organised demonstrations beloved of the major political parties.

    At the mega-demos, the politicos have to entertain the audience while at these smaller affairs the audience itself provides the entertainment.
  11. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Thanks for all the fish.

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  12. Abadie

    Abadie New commenter

    Very easily. Look at how far-left organisations try to shut down anyone considered right-wing. I don't mean far-right or people breaking the law but people stating facts about some of the problems in society and talking commonsense. This is the very definition of fascist, shutting down one's opponents. Look also at where most street violence comments from, antifa. Funded and supported by a certain international billionaire and the police frequently turning a blind eye to their violence. The new brownshirts of today.
  13. Abadie

    Abadie New commenter

    If you watch the video of what happened, the guy that threw the milkshake acted like a violent street thug. Laughable how the media make him out to be the victim. Anyone would think he was the new Rosa Parks.
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  14. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Hmm... 'Abadie' - joined TES in Jan 2014, but only 39 messages since then...now suddenly turns up on this thread.... ;)
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'd be interested in a more in-depth study on the background of men involved in this crime.
    1. Proportion of offenders who are actually taxi drivers.
    2. Same for fast food outlets.
    3. Ratios of offenders by simplistic race-religious categories
    4. Ratios to surrounding populations (If Bradford is 30% Asian then offenders being 30% wouldn't surprise me for example)
    5. A study of motivating factors.

    Seems like this just keeps going on...


    If anyone knows of one then please let me know.
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Yes his street chat videos have been proving popular... hence YouTube demonetising his channel and Twitter removing his campaigns Twitter account.

    But that isn't interfering in an election of course... :rolleyes:
  17. Abadie

    Abadie New commenter

    So what's your point? Am I not allowed to comment here?
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  18. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    What is your point, Frank?
  19. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I'm wondering where you have been for the last 5 years and why you've suddenly woken from your self-imposed inaction to comment now.... and also why on this thread.
  20. Abadie

    Abadie New commenter

    Lol none of your business
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