The woke Stasi

The team discuss microaggression monitors, the Labour leadership race, and the Oscars.

Topics Free Speech UK

Do campuses really need paid microaggression monitors? Can Lisa Nandy win back Labour Leavers? Are the Oscars and BAFTAs racist, or just out of touch? Tom Slater, Ella Whelan and Fraser Myers discuss all this and more on this week’s spiked podcast.

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Christopher Tyson

18th January 2020 at 9:26 am

People who think that identity politics will collapse under the weight of its own absurdity or that its youthful adherents will outgrow it, or that it hasn’t yet reach a danger point are mistaken. Identity politics has no logical end point, the fragmentation and the expansion of identity groups is potentially infinite or certainly as wide as your imagination. Defining and re-defining illnesses, disabilities, physical characteristics, behavioural problems, ideas, beliefs, it is endless. As a liberal tolerant society we can live with this but when the state or powerful authorities get behind identity politics or particular groups we have problems. This can undermines democracy and often authorities simply think that they are being ‘good’ while having no idea of the pernicious consequences of what they are doing. If you are concerned about identity politics you need to make a stand now.

Dominic Straiton

18th January 2020 at 5:12 pm

Well you say that but Tommy Robinson has just won a journalist award for free speech. Andy Burnham gets to be a mayor and implement a “strategy” to stop the mass rape of children that he is responsible for while people who point it out for years go to prison over and over because double jeopardy laws even the ancient Romans saw as unjust were removed by said Burnham.

Dominic Straiton

17th January 2020 at 4:42 pm

A block Gauleiter is a block Gau wether its Horst Wessel or Pavik Morosov thats the victim.

Ven Oods

19th January 2020 at 9:25 am

Still struggling to decipher that one, Dominic…

Dominic Straiton

19th January 2020 at 8:43 pm

Well im prepared to have a go. They were both made up vicitims of the enemy. They are thunberg. The rallying of the young and the evil to the cause of purity.


20th January 2020 at 8:42 am

Hors Wessel was assassinated by Communists. It was real. It happened.

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