Alistair Stewart

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  1. Bigga

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    If a person definitively feels an 'ism' has been ascribed to them, who are you to judge what they have gone through emotionally or mentally?

    Are you the judge and jury on your co-workers or anyone else in society??
     
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    And what's your position on mental health that she's stated?

    Ignore her?
     
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    I wasn't clear, I actually am ok with big companies promoting good things if it's for an important cause. Because people need to know what's the way forward with the world and it's good these guys can get behind it.

    It's just necessary (for me at least) to know that they aren't doing it because they care, because they don't. They're exploiting a serious issue for money.

    It's an irritating clash of morality.
     
  4. Bigga

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    Mmm, agreed.

    But for me, the promotion of 'good' far outweighs the 'bad' of ignoring the situation.
     
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    Yeah, I'm more of a facts guy. How you (not you specifically) interpret it is up to you. That diversity of opinion is a good way forwards.

    I just wish there was a better way to achieve the good, without the bad.
     
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  6. Ban-jani

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    Absolutely not and I take discrimination very seriously but this is 100% a card being waved.

    Does an “ism” make poor behaviour to colleagues acceptable? I’d argue no.

    The protected characteristics are utter shit, why can’t we treat everyone equally and do so in a manner where actions have consequences?

    The person in question is trying to do us for mental health discrimination. My boss who has led the disciplinary has been seeing someone for anxiety himself and has suffered for years.

    The trouble is actions no longer have consequences and the whole Diversity and Inclusion movement is an excuse not to behave in one’s role properly.

    I’ve genuinely tried to help the girl as much as possible and I’m confident in my own actions being the right ones.

    The point is just because someone screams an “ism”, it doesn’t make it so.

    We are opening the doors to people not being accountable.
     
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    More Jim's sphere of interference than mine. If you want smashing back doors in or his love of Leeds United, Jim is your man.
     
  8. allblackcitizen

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    Back on topic, it seems the "angry ape" and quotes from Shakespeare were just the tip of the iceberg in Stewart's twitter spat. He got a bit personal and a bit nasty it seems, but all the tweets were deleted. Anyway it was enough to persuade him to "resign"/his bosses to pension him off. The other guy in the twitter spat has received the usual plethora of death threats from the knuckle draggers who believe in the liberal conspiracy to subjugate the white race. This is despite the fact that he admitted it had all gone too far and he could see no reason why Stewart should resign.

    Personally I think anyone who quotes Shakespeare with the clear intention of being patronising and belittling is a supercilious twat who deserves everything he gets. It's the sort of thing Boris Johnson and Rees-Mogg get off on.
     
  9. allblackcitizen

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    Maybe, but how many 67 year old women are there fronting the news either on the BBC, ITV, C4, Sky etc etc?

    The point being that I doubt those who are frothing about Alastair Stewart ever gave a second's thought as to why female news readers were quietly disappeared to the outer reaches or dispensed with altogether.
     
  10. kevin horlocks wand

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    oh shut up you tit.
     

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