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    Does she think that's funny?

    Jo Brand's comment after Nigel Farage had a milkshake thrown over him. 'I'm thinking why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?' That's humour! I never found her funny in the first place but as far as I'm concerned that's way out of order and a disgusting remark. Surely the police should take action as that is incitement to violence. Of course a BBC spokesman backed her but what would expect from a left wing organisation!

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    Coming from someone who’s had to go through life looking as hideous as her!

    If that was Farage or Boris making the same comment about Brand all the Left Wing fanatics would be screaming for legal action.

    Farage should take legal action but I guess he won’t because he’s not a f king wet lettuce unlike people like Bland.

    Yes....I know I spelt it wrong.

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    She didn't mention Farage.
    The programme was recorded, the BBC didn't feel the need to edit it out.
    It wasn't funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Coming from someone who’s had to go through life looking as hideous as her!

    If that was Farage or Boris making the same comment about Brand all the Left Wing fanatics would be screaming for legal action.

    Farage should take legal action but I guess he won’t because he’s not a f king wet lettuce unlike people like Bland.

    Yes....I know I spelt it wrong.
    Don't agree with what she said. But you can't have it both ways..

    I struggle to have any sympathy with a bloke who said he would pick up a rifle if Brexit wasn't delivered, isn't that inciting violence?

    Or who smeared Jo Cox's widower after her murder. Or who has poisoned and divided our country as much as he has leading to people shouting 'betrayal' and 'traitors' at others.

    That's before you get onto his workshy record as an MEP.

    There is only one dangerous person out of Jo Brand and Nigel Farage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leicesterbaggie View Post
    Jo Brand's comment after Nigel Farage had a milkshake thrown over him. 'I'm thinking why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?' That's humour! I never found her funny in the first place but as far as I'm concerned that's way out of order and a disgusting remark. Surely the police should take action as that is incitement to violence. Of course a BBC spokesman backed her but what would expect from a left wing organisation!
    Oh holy crap, what a foo kin snowflake society we live in. These right wing muppets cannot take a joke. Those complaining really need to take a hard look at themselves. I’m sorry if you all feel offended this joke.

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    "Bland" - I agree with you Regis but when Danny Baker got fired for his tweet within a day and no comment from the beeb (or her) as yet on her lack of sensitivity towards the victims of acid attacks it's double standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westcountryvillain View Post
    "Bland" - I agree with you Regis but when Danny Baker got fired for his tweet within a day and no comment from the beeb (or her) as yet on her lack of sensitivity towards the victims of acid attacks it's double standards.
    That is true, the least she could do is apologize immediately. With how divisive the country is and how politics is firing people up, someone would actually throw acid. I think the more this bad joke got highlighted the more chance some lunatic will think the idea through. It’s done now and Farage has a point to argue this, having had spunk spilled over him twice now. That said there are some double standards by those Farij fans and the whole thing about being a snowflake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regis80 View Post
    That is true, the least she could do is apologize immediately. With how divisive the country is and how politics is firing people up, someone would actually throw acid. I think the more this bad joke got highlighted the more chance some lunatic will think the idea through. It’s done now and Farage has a point to argue this, having had spunk spilled over him twice now. That said there are some double standards by those Farij fans and the whole thing about being a snowflake.
    I’ve got a dark sense of humour Regis but if mates try to tell me dead baby jokes I stop them in their tracks.

    Two minutes in my company would show you I’m no “snowflake” but jokes about throwing battery acid are abhorrent in my opinion.

    On Jo Brand.

    By pure coincidence I was reading up on Quentin Letts tonight as he was on the “This Week” programme.

    A couple of years ago he was on “ Have I got news for you “ hosted on that occasion by Ms Brand

    He’d made a comment/joke on radio 4’s “Today” programmes about wishing he could pin down Polly Toynbee of the Guardian to tickle her under the armpits to bring a smile to her face for once.

    Brand admonished him for “misogyny” and really got stuck into him and she received huge support on Soshal Meeeedyaa and the incident ended up with Ofcom.

    I hope she reaps what she’s sown with this.

    After what happened to Labour’s Jo Cox something of this nature is just going too far.

    If Boris or Farage made a joke about throwing acid on Brand to improve her looks would that be funny?

    Quite rightly it would cause outrage and disgust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA123 View Post
    Don't agree with what she said. But you can't have it both ways..

    I struggle to have any sympathy with a bloke who said he would pick up a rifle if Brexit wasn't delivered, isn't that inciting violence?

    Or who smeared Jo Cox's widower after her murder. Or who has poisoned and divided our country as much as he has leading to people shouting 'betrayal' and 'traitors' at others.

    That's before you get onto his workshy record as an MEP.

    There is only one dangerous person out of Jo Brand and Nigel Farage.

    Idiot! I don't see the poison and divide - did the majority not vote for him overwhelmingly? Do you not understand the meaning of majority? It's as simple as 123 so look it up!

    Jo Brand should be locked up!

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    Mick have you seen the state of Jo Brand, god, she's so ugly it looks like she was a victim of an acid attack herself. I always used to say there are no ugly women just some prettier than others, a pretty quick U-turn of opinion is in order here. An ideal barmaid I think because when she starts to look ok....had enough, time to go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggieal View Post
    Idiot! I don't see the poison and divide - did the majority not vote for him overwhelmingly? Do you not understand the meaning of majority? It's as simple as 123 so look it up!

    Jo Brand should be locked up!
    . FFS al,I thought you said you had read wba 55s advice about having a argument with a fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    I’ve got a dark sense of humour Regis but if mates try to tell me dead baby jokes I stop them in their tracks.

    Two minutes in my company would show you I’m no “snowflake” but jokes about throwing battery acid are abhorrent in my opinion.

    On Jo Brand.

    By pure coincidence I was reading up on Quentin Letts tonight as he was on the “This Week” programme.

    A couple of years ago he was on “ Have I got news for you “ hosted on that occasion by Ms Brand

    He’d made a comment/joke on radio 4’s “Today” programmes about wishing he could pin down Polly Toynbee of the Guardian to tickle her under the armpits to bring a smile to her face for once.

    Brand admonished him for “misogyny” and really got stuck into him and she received huge support on Soshal Meeeedyaa and the incident ended up with Ofcom.

    I hope she reaps what she’s sown with this.

    After what happened to Labour’s Jo Cox something of this nature is just going too far.

    If Boris or Farage made a joke about throwing acid on Brand to improve her looks would that be funny?

    Quite rightly it would cause outrage and disgust.
    Mick, I couldn't agree with you more. I'm no 'snowflake' and like many of my generation believe that we have lost our sense of humour, but this is something else. As you rightly say, it's OK for Brand to take exception for comments made that offends her but it's fine for her to make such a disgusting statement. Hypocracy! As I said in my original post, the BBC spokesman backed her which is no surprise as I'm beginning to despair of this company with their leftist views and other recent actions i.e. charging over 75's for TV licence, I'm not one of them by the way. The less we see of this unfunny woman on our screens, the better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggieal View Post
    Idiot! I don't see the poison and divide - did the majority not vote for him overwhelmingly? Do you not understand the meaning of majority? It's as simple as 123 so look it up!

    Jo Brand should be locked up!
    You're right - it is simple but you're not grasping it. Its like the HRK situation all over again.

    Again, I'm not sure why I reply - maybe its my bit for care in the community.

    Did the majority of people vote for him overwhelmingly.....No

    Do I understand the meaning of a majority....yes, and I'll explain it to you now.

    A majority is when you have a greater part share of something, in political terms - more than half. Enough to win a vote if everyone took part.

    His party took 31.6% of vote share -Not a majority

    They took 29 out of 73 seats - Not a majority

    Did his party win more seats than any other party - Yes.
    Did the majority overwhelmingly vote for him - No
    Did he win a majority - No

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    Quote Originally Posted by regis80 View Post
    Oh holy crap, what a foo kin snowflake society we live in. These right wing muppets cannot take a joke. Those complaining really need to take a hard look at themselves. I’m sorry if you all feel offended this joke.
    100% agree with this. I find the most offended in our society seem to be the right wingers who call everyone else a snowflake.

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    I think it is not appropriate considering the rising number of random acid attacks in our society today, there are enough nutters out there without any incitement from so called comedians.
    I think political jokes are either seen as funny or not funny depending on your political leanings.
    The left wing has some rabble rousers in its ranks yes, but right wingers do far more damage on a huge scale in comparison.
    Young Adolf was a right winger and so was Maggie Thatcher.
    One of them destroyed British industry and filled ordinary working people with dread and despair and the other lived in Germany.

    Morning all.

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    Some time back I was at a corporate event and one of the speakers was Katie Piper. She was the former model who had acid thrown in her face by an ex boyfriend. Badly burned in one eye and 250 skin graft operations later (and still counting) she speaks at conferences about her experiences. The clear message being that her struggles and the mental strength she applied in very gruesome circumstances make light of many things we gripe about in a business or personal context. I think one of the definitions of 'snowflake' is someone that is easily offended. I couldn't help notice the word being applied by some elements in society to those who thought that this 'joke' was in very bad taste. I just wonder where some folks draw the line as i heard the clip and the BBC audience all following each other like a heard of sheep laughing along.

    Is it the 'joke' itself or is it who makes it and what they stand for that determines its suitability?

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    Nigel Farage would never disgrace himself with such a remark. He's acted like a Gentleman throughout (With the exception of telling some of those EU leaders what he thinks of them, and they needed telling). Of course you mention Farage and the usual "BBC cliches" come out, but to be fair anyone who gives any credence to such things clearly has no concept of thinking for themselves.

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    I think that we would all agree that Jo Brand is no ‘pin-up’, but that doesn’t stop her from being funny. Just because someone is funny doesn’t mean that they’re funny all the time. I think that Jo Brand can be very funny, never attractive though, but on this occasion she wasn’t funny. All comedians will sometimes make jokes that are inappropriate, this was one of those occasions. I like comedians that push to the limit but that inevitably means that sometimes they will go too far; Jo Brand should, on this occasion, admit that. Life would be exceedingly boring if everyone was always within ‘PC acceptability’. MickD would be locked up fo a start......!

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    So the authorities aren't taking any action regarding Brand's comments. That's fine but I wonder if Farage or the like had made the same comment would the outcome be the same. I'm not convinced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leicesterbaggie View Post
    So the authorities aren't taking any action regarding Brand's comments. That's fine but I wonder if Farage or the like had made the same comment would the outcome be the same. I'm not convinced.
    it’s opened a can of worms LB people and comedians can say what they like on social media and the like and get away with it.iknow this country is a (was)a democratic country.and free to say and do what you want .this is not funny she’s never been funny and dought she ever will be. BBC and other broadcasters have sacked others for less remember Rodney Marsh aitkinson etc.

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