On 27 Jan 2008 at 4:22pm Northern bigot wrote:
Having moved to Lewes from London in 2005, David Smith and his partner Petal and four children are asked if there are any "drawbacks" to living in Lewes?
"Its very white here, a bit twee and dinky and insular. But when it gets too much, there is always the fast train back to London" How patronising! You poor darlings, we can only hope it gets too much for you! Can you imagine anybody complaining a place was too black! For one such comments would never be printed, and if they were you would probably be hearing from the crown prosecution service.
On 27 Jan 2008 at 5:58pm The Super K wrote:
Makes my Blood boil
On 27 Jan 2008 at 7:11pm CROSS wrote:
How dare they say Lewes or anywhere in this country is too white - I take that as a racial slurr on Lewes and how would anyone like it if I said Brixton was too black! (Not that I think that) And yes...I would be had up in court and rightly so.
On 27 Jan 2008 at 7:30pm Queen Vic wrote:
yes, pi55 off David Smith, if it's notmulticultural enough for you you have your choices.
On 27 Jan 2008 at 7:30pm Queen Vic wrote:
yes, pi55 off David Smith, if it's not multicultural enough for you you have your choices.
On 27 Jan 2008 at 10:23pm dats wrote:
Twee and dinky?! Your wife is called Petal, ffs!
On 28 Jan 2008 at 5:22am expat two wrote:
That is clearly a racist comment which is, under uk law, illegal. Why don't you bring it to the attention of the Police? Its certainly something that warrants a letter to Sussex Express.
I'd be interested to know how you get on.
On 28 Jan 2008 at 10:00am Amethyst wrote:
This this David Smith the Jeweller?
On 28 Jan 2008 at 12:02pm Taff wrote:
What about a whip round. How much is a one way fast family ticket to London?
On 28 Jan 2008 at 12:08pm Dahlia Rich wrote:
Did this man not do his research? Or was he one of the many outsiders that move in and think "Ah, what a quaint little town, lets push the house prices up for the locals, and turn it into Islington"?
On 28 Jan 2008 at 12:40pm MK wrote:
What a nonce, i hope he f**ks off bad to London taking his petal with him, poncy name!
On 28 Jan 2008 at 7:23pm Northern Bigot wrote:
This David Smith is 51 and a writer, his partner Petal Felix 47, is an executive coach whatever that is?
On 28 Jan 2008 at 7:36pm SHS wrote:
Executive coaches are like buses except that you pay more.
On 29 Jan 2008 at 9:26pm Queen Vic wrote:
Hang on, he has a point. I moved to Minehead but left as there weren't enough Chinese people for my particular cultural tastes.
On 2 Feb 2008 at 10:21pm Musher wrote:
I've recently moved from Lewes to Northern Norway and it's so white here I can ski to work and leave my front door unlocked.
What's really sad about this article is that the Times would never have printed an article about a black person complaining that Brixton is too black, why is it that white self loathing is regarded as acceptable or even correct?
On 2 Feb 2008 at 11:43pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Well said, but most of us have been disempowered to say anything in this country due to political correctness - only minority groups have a valid voice.
Bet you are glad you have left Old Blighty - Northern Norway? You must be a CSBS member then!
Have you seen the northern lights yet?
I understand that 6th February is predicted to have a good display - let me know.
On 3 Feb 2008 at 7:18am Musher wrote:
I wish the English would go on holiday in northern Europe a bit more, maybe they'd realize what it is that we've lost in the name of multiculturalism.
I see the northern lights about 2-3 times a month, thanks for letting me know about 6th Feb, I'll try and get some good pics.
I'm back on the 11th for a week, let me know who you are if you see me.
On 3 Feb 2008 at 5:08pm Enoch wrote:
Surely the fact that it is too white is why so many people from London are flooding in. What on earth did this man think coming to a backwater like Lewes where until recently (80's) the only blacks that lived here were fostered/adopted children - very few families. It is not our fault and does not mean that we are racist or uneducated. We are told, as English, to be ashamed of ourselves - we should not be. If people are allowed to make comments such as these but not about things being too black there will be a backlash. This is political correctness gone too far. No one asked me if I wanted to live in a multicultural society!
See you around the 11th Musher - this'll get you thinking.
On 6 Feb 2008 at 3:50pm Musher wrote:
I am intrigued, but since I can't go around Lewes asking friends if they are "Spinster" or "Enoch" I'll have to wait till you reveal yourselves!
On 7 Feb 2008 at 12:14pm Enoch wrote:
Heres a clue Musher - Have you seen any Samoyeds recently? The four legged types I mean. If your still a little stuck ask Pam.
I don't know who spinster is but I think she is a Cliffe member and might have a big dog?
On 7 Feb 2008 at 9:25pm Musher wrote:
Nope still no idea....... are you the dancing man?
On 7 Feb 2008 at 10:04pm Enoch wrote:
NO! You are barking up the wrong tree. Seen Ting Tong recently - where did Mrs Musher go when you did?
On 8 Feb 2008 at 8:58am Musher wrote:
Nope...................are you that fierce looking woman in Waterloo?
On 8 Feb 2008 at 9:06am Musher wrote:
Marina is that you.........Marina Pepper?
On 8 Feb 2008 at 1:44pm Enoch wrote:
NO - They are all fierce looking women in Waterloo!
And I don't get my t1ts out either.
On 8 Feb 2008 at 1:48pm FA wrote:
My wife's in Waterloo...nuff said methinks !!!
On 9 Feb 2008 at 9:17pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Yes, I am a CBS member but alas, I do not have a big dog. However, I do enjoy a good bitch!
Do you have a timetable for your whereabouts for the week commencing 11th?
Married to a Waterloo woman? Scary!
On 10 Feb 2008 at 6:41am FA wrote:
Being married to ANY woman is scary Spinster !! ;o)
On 10 Feb 2008 at 8:39am walteress wrote:
oi, I'm not scary, only when I forget to shave and haven't got my theeth in yet.
On 11 Feb 2008 at 4:30pm Jonathan Spencer wrote:
Just checking back after an absence and noticed this post, in last weeks Times there was another article by someone who moved from London and was berating this part of the country. In that article her black london outfits looked bad while waiting for teh kids on a country school playground.. I think they were out near plumpton somewhere, maybe Rupert Murdoch has it in for Sussex.
you can find it here:
cut and paste the link to your browser and replace the ** with tt