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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

'Make Bradford British', Channel 4


Rather than provide a ‘documentary’ with the above title, it would be far more interesting to see a television investigation into who unmade British Bradford and why. As can be seen from the preview below, there is a certain agenda at play on Channel 4’s part. However, for a more realistic evaluation of relations between the original inhabitants of Bradford and those who have come amongst them, perhaps the pupils at St Bede’s School should be permitted to have their say without prompting to say the “right” thing from staff, following the unpleasant episode that unfolded there last year? A review will be posted here tomorrow evening.

6 comments:

  1. The hideous irony!! 'St Bede's School.' St Bede who was an English monk at the holy monastery on Holy Island,in the 8th century(when pisslam was expanding and colonising Christian countries in the ME) and wrote the first history of the English Speaking Peoples. Oh woe!!!

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    1. An ecclesiastical history of the English, rather than of the English-speaking peoples. The English as a distinct ethnic group with a sense of collective identity had already emerged by the seventh century when Bede was born, despite the fact that they were politically divided into the heptarchy. However, you're right in noting that he didn't write his history until the following century towards the end of his life.

      One thing about St Bede's in Bradford that really puzzles me is the fact that it's a Catholic school, and yet it admits a massive number of Muslims. Normally, you have to demonstrate that you're a practising Catholic to gain admission to such a school on the word of a named priest, so how is it that Muslims get in? Have they been given some sort of special dispensation? It's very strange. As Father Jack might say: "That would be an ecumenical matter!" An exceptionally "ecumenical matter" it would seem, given that it encompasses Mohammedans.

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    2. @ Juniper : Bede's vocation was pretty much based at Jarrow and Monkwearmouth, not Lindisfarne, and it was here he wrote 'An Ecclesiastical History of the English People' as opposed to English speaking people as Durotrigan points out.
      Incidently, It's wonderful to read Bede's description of the English and their origin. No talk of 'a nation of immigrants', more the 'strangestum Germanie'. Those were the days.
      As for this British Bradford shite, it looks a right steaming pile of emoting dung. From the clip it seems to be little more than a couple of weak English people and a few more weak foreigners getting with the program. Which should encourage our cultural engineers.

      HebburnLad. (A mile from Bede's Jarra).

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  2. Boot the arselifters out and Bradford will be British.

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    1. Its your disgusting insulting attiude that make people unwillling to mix "gary rumain."

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