"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Monday 11 May 2020
Boris or Miriam's 'values'? UPDATE
UPDATE WITH COMMENTS
week The Daily Mail ran a ‘public outrage’ story on Miriam
Margolyes. Apparently she doesn’t ‘share true British values.’
The Mail is owned by the 4th Viscount Rothermere whose great
grandfather founded the Daily Mail and was quite keen on Hitler and
is how the Mail reported her comments: “Asked by Channel 4 how she
thought the government had responded to the coronavirus pandemic
Miriam answered ‘appallingly’ and added that she ‘had
difficulty not wanting Boris Johnson to die … Then I thought that
will reflect badly on me, and I don’t want to be the sort of person
who wants people to die. Miriam continued with another savage remark
about the prime minister. She said: 'So then I wanted him to get
better, which he did do, he did get better. But he didn't get better
as a human being. And I really would prefer that. So, we're in the
shit, basically, here.'"
do you think? I think The Daily Mail has a long history of sharing
those British values linked closely to hypocrisy and that we should
be asking what ‘British values’ Boris Johnson and his government
are sharing as the Covid-19 death toll in the UK breaks world records.
the first 24 hours this blog got 17,000 hits on one Facebook page
alone with hundreds of ‘shares’ and comments. Miriam is delighted as she has been receiving some vile messages which I will
not repeat here except to report her own words … “I’ve had
some VERY unpleasant remarks, incl being compared to
Hitler-apparently I am WORSE. Oh well.”
are just a few of the hundreds of positive comments ..
Lavelle She is a star in every sense of the word. She honestly
tells the public the truth about this bloody awful Tory boy
government. Three cheers for Miriam a truly best of Britain person.
Harfleet All clear thinking compassionate people agree completely
with Miriam . Love you Miriam For speaking the truth. If you don't
agree with her then you are a warped personality
Walker I love Miriam, she speaks the truth, too few people do
that these days.
Ingham I didn’t want him to die nor did I want the 32,000 plus
have died including many working as key workers in the NHS, Care
Homes, transport, etc. Miriam just says it as it is and she is right,
he didn’t get better as a person. If the govt was a private company
there would be a case for charging them with corporate manslaughter.
Lewin Miriam is a great person who speaks from the heart. I am
with her completely for saying what many people felt but then in
reality didn’t mean because we didn’t really want anyone to die.
Sadly tens of thousands have died though and many need not have if
the government had acted on the Cygnus report and then listened to
WHO when they gave advice on the pandemic of testing. The PM leads
the current government so as the saying goes, the buck stops there.
Morris Salmond Miriam is a lady in every sense. She spoke out
about a Bad PM and a Bad Government. Very many people in this Country
I m sure feel the same. After all , where is the sympathy from the
government for the health workings and the people who died . Boris
won t make sure every front line worker is equipped properly, hence
the large number of people dying that I m sure would still be alive
today if we had a Government focused on the wellfare of the people
and not the Billionaires profit margins.
says it like it is no matter what, calls a spade a spade and manages
a pretty good fart. Job done. She gets my vote!
Williams I love her and I love that she is using her position to
say what we are thinking! I back her all the way and I will be happy
when the daily fail stops production (and dies) ! The fail has
attacked vulnerable people time and time again, it doesn’t speak
for me and doesn’t represent my truth
White As previously stated: I love this woman! Intelligent, wise
and says precisely what she likes and cares not a jot for the
reaction of the right wing media and shit wankers currently running
our Country. My Hero
Marshall Brave woman, to say what so many were thinking, and
feared being labelled 'unpatriotic'... forget patriotism.. let's
concentrate on the the human race... I'm with Miriam.
Fidler Miriam Margins is a national treasure. She is honest up
front and be ery self effacing. She does not suffer fools or
idiots..without telling them so. The Daily Mail..... gutter press,
scaremongering dishonest...and two faced....and in bed literally
(Gove/Vine) with the current government.
Bush Line me up on Miriam's side. Lovely woman and I know how she
Palmer No one disses Miriam! She is like the Queen of straight
Cowan This woman is a decent, honorable human being. Of course
the Daily Mail are going to attempt to vilify her.
Ann O'Maley She only said what a lot of people were thinking. I
love Professor Sprout
Baldwin Gotta love this woman, fiesty, brave, humourous and
absolutely only one face not two