Only An Idiot …


Only an idiot would contemplate putting this country through the chaos and confusion of Brexit again.

The Liberal Democrats will back Britain rejoining the European Union at an “appropriate future date” subject to public approval, the party has resolved.

A motion passed at the Lib Dems’ annual conference, with leadership backing, said the party should support a “longer-term objective” of EU membership in the future.

The EU is already trying to punish us for having the temerity to leave.

Can you imagine the gleeful wringing of hands that would precede any moves to rejoin ?

And, don’t forget the cost. Brexit has already cost billions. What will happen to any and all post Brexit trade agreements ? Especially with any countries that the EU doesn’t have a deal.

Common Sense !!


That is exactly the right attitude and well done the government for pointing out the museums responsibilities regarding Britain’s, history and heritage.

 “As publicly funded bodies, you should not be taking actions motivated by activism or politics.

Oliver Dowden

So said Cultural Secretary Oliver Dowden in a letter to Britain’s museums following the BLM protests and subsequent vandalism and destruction of statues.

Erasing our history does not make things right, nor better. The museums job is to help people to understand.

The government also stated that “rather than erasing these objects, we should seek to contextualise or reinterpret them in a way that enables the public to learn about them in their entirety, however challenging this may be”.

We cannot apologise for the actions of our ancesters, nor should we.

Racist Photograph Analysis Software – Really ?


Women with darker skin are more than twice as likely to be told their photos fail UK passport rules when they submit them online than lighter-skinned men, according to a BBC investigation.

So claims this BBC news article.

BBC News – UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54349538

One black student said she was wrongly told her mouth looked open each time she uploaded five different photos to the government website.

Here is my own, personal, experience of the governments racist software.

I took a series of photos of my wife and selected the best of them to submit to the passport system. The selected photo was rejected on the basis that it didn’t meet the criteria. The issue was that the system couldn’t identify a clear demarcation of my wife’s hairline and her face, my wife is white skinned with blonde hair.

This experience has just highlighted the difference between automated systems and the human eye. In some circumstances the human eye is far superior.

The process, however, does allow you to challenge the automated rejection and to provide your argument as to why it is wrong. According to the article Ms Owusu did challenge the rejection and had her photo accepted.

I also challenged the rejection and the passport application was duly processed and my wife received her new passport.

This shows how “systemic racism” can spread, Elaine Owusu said.

This article has turned a frustrating technological problem into a problem of racism.

Is Ms Owusu suggesting that the software developers have programmed the system to give people of colour a hard time. To what end ?

Elaine Owusu, I think you are just jumping on the racism bandwagon and I, for one, am sick of the racism card being played at every turn.

The issue of racism is being rammed down our throats every minute of the day. Programming on the TV channels with a colour bias along with the adverts during and between programs. Open any newspaper and there it is.

All that this article proves is that the software is not perfect. It is not racist, just flawed. As technology advances the errors will reduce.

Propaganda


Congratulations Dan O’ Mahoney on your appointment as  “Clandestine Channel Threat Commander”. Thanks for introducing yourself. You have a tough task ahead of you. Let us hope that Home Secretary, Priti Patel, gives you the support and backing needed for you to complete the task ahead.

So “Looby”, where exactly, in mainland Europe, are the bombs these people are fleeing ?

Whilst it may not be illegal to cross the English Channel, why would anyone cross hundreds of miles of safe French countryside, only to pay huge sums of money to risk their life, and the lives of their children, by crossing the English Channel in woefully overloaded craft?

If these people had a legitimate right to enter the UK, they would use the scheduled ferries and Eurostar rail systems, to safely cross the Channel, and at a fraction of the cost. The fact that they don’t take the open, legal, safe routes implies that they are anything but legitimate.

If, as you say, anyone can apply for asylum, why haven’t these people ?

Why are they sneaking in, trying to avoid all the legitimate checks and balances ?

What are they hiding ?

This continuing lemming-like flow across the Channel makes no sense.