LISTEN it to People Power and the citizens of Sheffield. A good news story for once. Damn, we all deserve it once in a while.
The city council has plans to change a few street names as they could “continue to perpetuate racist or outdated messages”.
They set the Sheffield Racial Equality Commission to investigate what needs to be done.
This commission must undertake the important task of destroying Sheffield’s history.
Many streets bear the names of famous people from two centuries ago who may have something to do with slavery.
One example is Gladstone Street, named after Prime Minister William Gladstone.
And Peel Street, after Robert Peel. And more.
The committee also criticized that of the 100 statues in Sheffield, none were of “non-white” people.
I wonder if that’s because 99.9% of its history Sheffield has been mostly white? Honestly, not much different from the rest of the country in that respect.
But when the locals realized these complaints, they rebelled. We don’t want you to change the name of our street, thank you very much, they have told the council.
We like the names they have at the moment, whatever you think.
And so Sheffield Council accepted the views of the people who lived there and said that because of their “strong affection”, no street name would be changed.
A victory for a silent majority over a liberal elite that often sags and interferes.
Credit to the council, of course, for at least giving residents a voice. Perhaps they have learned their lesson.
Not long ago, Sheffield council supported banning my partner, Middlesbrough comedian Roy Chubby Brown, from performing in the city.
Council leader Terry Fox – Labor of course – said generously that Roy’s humor did not “reflect the values” of the city.
Well, no, it won’t.
Because if it did, it wouldn’t be terribly funny. I bet Terry Fox isn’t a laugher, you know?
Anyway, there was an uproar. More than 30,000 people signed a petition demanding that Roy be allowed to perform.
And there was a rollout downtown. So, as I say, perhaps the council has learned its lesson.
But it’s also a lesson for the rest of us.
We don’t have to put up with this non-stop frying.
We don’t have to sit idly by when our bettors decide it’s time to trash our history or simply erase it from existence.
We can stand firm. Because this stuff always comes from the top.
There are always leftist councils or leftist organizations trying to coerce the rest of us into this stupidity. To make yourself look more right.
And I guess the vast majority of Britons – white and black – don’t accept it for a minute.
They know that the people of the past didn’t always behave the way we might want them to today.
But it does not mean that their achievements and place in history should be forgotten, erased from memory.
Only a fool would think like that.
So thank you, people of Sheffield. We will all take a leaf from your book.
MASK LOONY MASK
IF one more person told me that Omicron is an anagram of irony. I’ll slam their feet to the floor.
I’m also a bit tired of people whining about wearing masks.
Look, it’s not about imposing martial law or invading Poland.
It is only required that if you go into the store, wear a mask to reduce the risk of infection.
Those who think it is a violation of their civil liberties do not deserve civil liberties.
At the same time, I also get bored with unruly virtuous signers, who probably still have to wear masks when they go to bed at night.
Alone, in the cold loft, without their friends.
People like that girl with no talent Jenny Eclair, who says she feels she has the right to punch people without masks in the mouth.
Just catch, FFS.
Covid has brought out the best in many of us.
But it also brings hate from the extremes.
BECCA’S COUNTRY STRIFE
WATCHDOG presenter Rebecca Wilcox has moved out of London and into the “country”.
Obviously she hates it. She is bored and has no one to talk to.
She wants to move somewhere near London connected by a fast train.
So she moved to Surrey. Sorry Rebecca – Surrey IS London.
Everyone there went to the capital and no one spoke to each other.
You want the countryside, moving at least 100 miles from London.
And do not lament that it is difficult to reach the capital.
TRUMPS BACK AND EARN FANS FOR NIGEL
Great news for GB News.
Host Nigel Farage (come on, you remember him) had an exclusive interview with Donald Trump.
I suspect this isn’t the most test interview ever heard – because the two are pretty eye-catching through most things.
Donald stuck the boot on Meghan and Harry, saying: ‘I’m not a fan of hers. I was not from day one.
“I think Harry was taken horribly and I think one day he will regret it.
“I think Harry has been used and used horribly.
“I think it ruined his relationship with the family and that hurt the Queen.”
That would be correct. Donald doesn’t have much time for wind farms either (and I get him right about those, too).
He’s having fun at the moment, old Trumpo.
Watch his successor Joe Biden make the president’s dog breakfast.
The odds against him winning the White House three years from now shorten day by day.
WHAT IS HE NOT ENOUGH?
NOTE some Newcastle fans have been moaning about their new manager, Eddie Howe.
Poor bloke only worked two games.
What do you think you will be challenged for the Champions League?
The truth is, if Jesus Christ were appointed manager of Toon, they would think that he is not much of a cop and not good enough for them.
See you next season Den, friend Geordies.
KEIR’S LABOR PAIN
KEIR STARMER’S just revamped its shade cabinet. There is some good news for Labor.
Yvette Cooper, now Shadow Secretary, is a talented politician.
Wes Streeting has also been promoted and he is not stupid.
But look at the rest of them. People you’ve never heard of. People you don’t want to hear about.
And to summarize it all, that amazing celebrity is David Lammy as the Shadow Secretary of State!
A tube of Sour Cream ‘n’ Chive Pringles has better foreign knowledge than David.
You must feel sorry for Starmer.
He can only play with the hand to which he has been dealt. And I am afraid he has been dealt with by the hands of a mass loser.
THAT’s the gallant Gallic fool, Emmanuel Macron has a real fight on his hands.
He is being challenged for the presidency by a very popular right-wing faction.
Eric Zemmour is a TV pundit who wants France to pull out of Nato (that would be lost) and end illegal immigration.
He has pledged to “make France great again”.
All right, Eric. . . but, um, again?
ONE of the happiest times of the year for me is spring, when the house begins to return to our skies from North Africa.
But I noticed them much less this year.
The RSPB has now put them on the Red List of Critically Endangered British Birds.
Their numbers have decreased by 65% in the last 50 years.
They don’t find it easy to build their nests in the houses we build today.
And climate change could also be a factor.
We need a new campaign – Save the House Martin.
DOC CHOOSED FROM TWITTER
A LIVERPOOL doctor named Adrian Harrop has just been suspended for a month because of what he said on Twitter.
Harrop is a staunch supporter of transgender rights.
And he calls a woman a “venomous obstinate”. I suspect that Harrop is an extremely annoying half-wit.
And wrong about pretty much everything.
But I still don’t think he should be suspended just for making his point, staying away from his surgery.
Free country, right?
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/4187161/citizens-of-sheffield-taking-wokery-trashing-history/ Victory for the silent majority against the self-hating and frequently meddling liberal elite