Thursday, February 19, 2004

Damn, Damn, Damn ...

I would have loved to have heard Sean Gabb vs Yasmin Alibhai Brown on the BBC World Service. Report here. Once again the BBC shows its commitment to free debate.

(Sean has argued for the abolition of the CRE and all race relations legislation) ..

"When Yasmin Alibhai-Brown objected that this would remove all controls on racial attacks and on discrimination, Dr Gabb replied:

"Yasmin, are you saying that the white majority in this country is so seething with hatred and discontent that it is only restrained by law from rising up and tearing all the ethnic minorities to pieces?"

Her answer was yes, though she seemed to think better of this answer immediately after. But she did not take the invitation to deny that the white population was only kept in line by criminal laws to restrain them from attacking ethnic minorities. When Dr Gabb asked if she seriously believed he wanted to murder her, his microphone was turned off and he was "released" from his engagement with 20 minutes of discussion still to run."

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