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Old 15-08-2011, 14:50
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and why is he on tv so often? what makes him such an expert on things? He looks like he's about 10 years old and seems to keep blaming rich people for people rioting
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Old 15-08-2011, 14:58
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An extremely annoying and odious little socialist oink, who thinks all working class people are chavs.

I turn the channel whenever he is on now.
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Old 15-08-2011, 15:00
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I saw a few minutes of the waste of flesh the other night... just seemed to smile a lot and talk bollocks. The kids will like him... probably!
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Old 15-08-2011, 15:04
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An extremely annoying and odious little socialist oink, who thinks all working class people are chavs.
Your opinion aside, factually you're wrong about what he is saying. Try to stay off the angry juice for a minute.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chavs-Demoni.../dp/184467696X

In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britains Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swathe of society whose members have become stereotyped by one, hate-filled word: chavs. In this groundbreaking investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from salt of the earth to scum of the earth. Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, one based on the medias inexhaustible obsession with an indigent white underclass, he portrays a far more complex reality. Moving through Westminsters lobbies and working-class communities from Dagenham to Dewsbury Moor, Jones reveals the increasing poverty and desperation of communities made precarious by wrenching social and industrial change, and all but abandoned by the aspirational, society-fragmenting policies of Thatcherism and New Labour. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by governments as a convenient figleaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems, and to justify widening inequality. Based on a wealth of original research, and wide-ranging interviews with media figures, political opinion-formers and workers, Chavs is a damning indictment of the media and political establishment, and an illuminating, disturbing portrait of inequality and class hatred in modern Britain.


PS Don't infer I agree with him BTW. I just don't like it when people portray others inaccurately.
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Old 15-08-2011, 18:52
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An extremely annoying and odious little socialist oink, who thinks all working class people are chavs.

I turn the channel whenever he is on now.

I agree with your action and agree that he is, a) extremely annoying, b) odious and c) a little socialist oik, but he actually champions the cause of the chav.
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