On 1 Nov 2017 at 12:43pm Citizen Kane wrote:
Yep, I listened this morning. Seems that Mick Symes and Borough were a little less than honest with the Zulu dancers when they made the booking.
No bones or skulls in the photo of Borough 'Zulus' that they were sent, and even the blackface wasn't clear. The guy quoted in the Guardian did so without having seen the true nature of Borough Zulus. Shame on everyone who tried to manipulate this man for their own shabby end.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 1:09pm Rosebud wrote:
FFS how do you get to 2hr 45 sec. Can't you give us a written precis ?
On 1 Nov 2017 at 1:20pm Listen wrote:
Difficult to give a precis as it is a reasonably long interview with the 'Zulu dancer' quoted in the Guardian article who was/is booked to come to dance with LBBS on Saturday. Don't want to take his words out of context or provide any further bias.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 2:16pm The Roman. wrote:
Oh dear, its beginning to look like Mick Symes was very selective with the truth when he contacted the Zulu guy. He's sent him a single non-representative image and so his comments about Borough's costumes and blacking not being racist have been based upon what looks like a falsity. The man has requested that Symes send him images of the Borough people as they actually appear on bonfire night so he can decide again if he thinks its racist or not. He also says he doesn't know whether he's going to come to bonfire now.
If he decides not to come Mick Symes is going to look like a right nana and I should think Borough will have to make him step down from his position as Borough publicity officer. Not only will he have made Borough look like idiots but he'll have disrespected bonfire and shamed Lewes as a whole.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 3:52pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
@Rosebud - Just click on the timeline underneath the video and you can skip to the exact time. It's a doddle. If you can manage it, ask the nearest child. They'll know what to do.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 4:28pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
How sad that the progress that had been made on this issue may now go to waste because of the impatience of some members of DL.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 4:31pm eh wrote:
On 1 Nov 2017 at 4:36pm Massive Con wrote:
This is all a smoke screen to divert attention from DL financial wrong doings
Itís leader Antony Kalume is pretty much homeless and is advertising on street life for somewhere to live
Letís put two and two together.Ö
On 1 Nov 2017 at 4:54pm Huh? wrote:
What planet are you on? This has nothing whatsoever to do with Diversity Lewes Mick. It is about Zulu dancers being asked to attend bonfire on a false premise by Borough Bonfire Society to protect it's reputation.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 4:57pm Yeah right wrote:
It is in their programme which was printed long before this all kicked off, so think again Huh.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 5:17pm Cliffe boy wrote:
I ask you borough bonfire to ask Mick Symes to step down !!!!!
He should not have the honour to have a major role in a fellow bonfire society
On 1 Nov 2017 at 5:30pm Ooops.... wrote:
He'd make a reasonable guy though....
On 1 Nov 2017 at 9:57pm KBW wrote:
Oh look, a thread full of keyboard warriors. Look in the miirror and you shall see a wan*er
On 1 Nov 2017 at 10:43pm Oh wrote:
OK. He'd not even make a reasonable guy then. You'd obviously have stick a boot in his mouth to shut him up.
On 2 Nov 2017 at 8:11am and thats a fact wrote:
I cant wait it wont be black faces around lewes it will be red ones but whose? better than coronation street this and thats a fact
On 2 Nov 2017 at 11:09am Paddy Riley wrote:
I am Irish and enraged that people should paint their faces green on St. Patrick's day. What next, English people wearing kilts?
On 2 Nov 2017 at 1:40pm Lamdan wrote:
The representative of the Zulu Dance Troupe said he was having meetings and obtaining further information from Borough Bonfire Society yesterday (1 November). Has the outcome been disclosed or has everyone signed up to NDA's (NON Disclosure Agreements)?