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dan hancox
the whole clip is worth watching, but i transcribed the relevant bit
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Carsmile Steve 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
[data nerd point] expansion of ethnicities in census returns between 97 and 17 allows ppl to more accurately describe themselves.
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Jameela Freitas 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
there's only one word for that: racist.
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Maya Goodfellow 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
Thanks for transcribing this. Migrants/people of colour being treated as a problem yet again
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dan hancox 11 Jan 17
Replying to @CarsmileSteve
haha well that is a fascinating data nerd intervention, thank you
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Carsmile Steve 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
trying to remember if "white - other" (ie not brit or irish) was even an option back then?
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dan hancox 11 Jan 17
Replying to @MayaGoodfellow
she doesn't even bother with the usual Sensible Labour thing of saying "now, we all love diversity, but..."
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dan hancox 11 Jan 17
Replying to @MayaGoodfellow
the word 'problem' is littered throughout the discussion on both sides, completely un-nuanced and unchallenged
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dan hancox 11 Jan 17
exactly. see also (as i was just sharing this old tweet)
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Maya Goodfellow 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
Yes. And when there are complaints about "cultural difference", there's no attempt to even challenge stereotypes.
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dan hancox 11 Jan 17
Replying to @MayaGoodfellow
exactly - it's so gutless, so craven. a lot of labour mps clearly heard cameron say 'multiculturalism has failed' and nodded
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dan hancox 11 Jan 17
Replying to @MayaGoodfellow
wd be a shock to hear an mp say "the uk has a history of great hostility to new arrivals, but look: the world hasn't ended"
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Being Watched 11 Jan 17
remember David Blunkett flipping out about getting swarmed with refugees he was bombing in Afghanistan
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Alex 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
I don't even know where to begin with this
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gawanmac 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
Kirsty Wark's contribution to this horrific conversation is awful, too.
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Matt Morrison 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox
In a village of 100 people, that's one "non-UK" family moving in since 1997. Must be awful for them.
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Tom Munday 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox @ta_mills
there's a really weird logic here- a small percentage of a small community is likely a much less noticeable change >
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Tom Munday 11 Jan 17
Replying to @danhancox @ta_mills
> than a small percentage of a big community. 5% of London would be the hundreds of thousands of people- changing>
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