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Katie sellout

On 18 Oct 2017 at 9:22am Bernie Manning wrote:
Well I just tried to get a ticket for the Hopkins extravaganza but itís sold out.
Looks like you lose.
On 18 Oct 2017 at 9:29am Pedro wrote:
I'm sure the supermarkets will have sold out of eggs and tomatoes in preparation for her arrival as well.

But yea, "Katie Hopkins" goes quite appropriately with "sold out".
On 18 Oct 2017 at 10:07am Precis wrote:
I hope the protests don't ruin the other talks by less controversial but much more interesting and erudite speakers. I think Marc must have considered Hopkins as good for publicity but I am now thinking it could backfire and scare off people who just enjoy interesting lectures for the layperson. It would be tragic if LSF gets linked to this sort of image.
I've been to past events and you could often chat to the authors informally before and after as they attended the other talks themselves.
On 18 Oct 2017 at 10:34am Jake wrote:
It's such a waste, giving air space to the purveyor of such destructive and cynical content. In our distorted world people like Hopkins get all too much attention. I think the organiser should've thought carefully about what he was doing. After all Hopkins' nastiness has been well publicised recently so there's no excuse at all. If he was after reflected publicity for this event then I hope it does backfire. And what about the other speakers who were more than ready to share a stage with her? Basically it stinks. I don't buy the 'free speech' stuff. We live in a world that's brimful of anger speech and false news. We certainly don't need a rabble rouser in our midst. I really think that Hopkins doesn't necessarily believe all she says. It seems to be populist spewing just to attract notoriety without any regard for ultimate effect. All together this is an unhappy event that should be stopped. That action would be protecting freedoms not denying them.
On 18 Oct 2017 at 10:55am Free thinker wrote:
Why cant you let people make up their own minds?
Why do you feel the need to protect people?
I would expect that most people who go to the speakers festival are quite capable of making their own judgements, what are you so afraid of?
On 18 Oct 2017 at 1:14pm Pedro wrote:
I'm all for her being ridiculed in public once again. It doesn't particularly impact her though, as she is a narcissist and attention-seeker, with an "any publicity is good publicity" mindset, but as with demagogue clowns like Trump, it makes the petty core arguments she raises, even less credible.

Although I'd give Katie Hopkins at least the credit that she probably knows what she is doing and knows she is a phoney for the sake of her "career".
On 18 Oct 2017 at 1:20pm Pot Kettle Black wrote:
"narcissist and attention-seeker"
On 18 Oct 2017 at 1:21pm NoToHate wrote:
Once again, no one is stopping her from giving a talk on Lewes. She can hire a private venue. But NOT a council owned one. The Town Council has a legal duty to promote good race relations. They are failing in that duty if they allow All Saints to be used for this purpose.
On 18 Oct 2017 at 5:31pm Hamid Barr wrote:
Led by Pedro what a nasty bunch of people come on this forum. Quite incredible they're unable to even recognise their own bile but quite happy to spout accusations at all and sundry who don't match their middle class leftie opinions.
Apologies to the few on here with a fair and open mind you are the exception
On 18 Oct 2017 at 5:47pm Dear pedro wrote:
Theyíre all talking about someone that isnít you.
But you just had to chip in, didnít you
On 18 Oct 2017 at 7:01pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Pedro, you would share a stage well with this women. Both as bad as each other.
On 19 Oct 2017 at 11:28am shabba wrote:
Let's get Abu Hamza or one of his mates to do a Q&A with her
On 19 Oct 2017 at 12:50pm The glut wrote:
There is a glut of armchair fascists around.

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