Black Bond

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Once again there is a lot of buzz around Idris Elba playing Bond, I personally think he’s to old for the role and Henry Cavill would be a better choice BUT!!!! a lot of the conversation is around Idris skin tone

Idris is a fantastic actor and has the charm, charisma and physicality for the role, he is one of the best English actors around.

James Bond was written in the 50s/60s and there where social conventions in the time that would of made it impossible for James Bond to be Black but we are not in the 50s and the movies are not set in that time.

Ian Fleming was originally horrified at the choice of Sean Connery as Bond who he felt was to working class to carry of the role. But Connery’s performance defined how most of us see Bond. Most of the actors including Daniel Craig don’t look like how Bond is described in the book and if we are updating the story to modern times why not have a Bond that reflects modern times.

I’ve heard the ridiculous ” Would you have a white person play Martin Luther king ” argument!!!! Once again James Bond is a fictional character a closer parallel would be the fact that 98% of people who have played Captain Nemo are white when in the books he’s Indian descent but I haven’t seen Katie Hopkins make a fuss about that.

And boy have some people been making a fuss White Supremacist are losing their sh*t over this which kind of makes me hope they do cast him

 

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If they do cast Idris an excellent English actor will be playing an iconic character, and young kids watching will see a Bond that is representative of our modern age and a face that could be their neighbour, friend or family a society where people of any colour can get to be the hero not just the side kick , wise sage or comic relief

 

P.S

I remember taking my son to watch his first Bond film, Casino Royale, he was blown away and loved it, world book day came along and he wanted to dress as Bond , me and my mum put together a little tux and bow tie combo and off he trotted, he came home and people had kept saying he must be Will Smith from MiB and can’t be Bond because he’s Black!!!! Hell if my kid wants to be Bond he can be Bond

 

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Two people arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a warrant in Ipswich

The following is from Police Connect

 

“Two people have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a warrant in Ipswich.

The arrests were made on Wednesday 8 August following a pre-planned operation. A warrant and search were conducted at a premises on Foxall Road yesterday morning.

Officers made two arrests at the location – a 49 year old man and 18 year old man were both arrested at  the premises on suspicion of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour as well as on suspicion of money laundering.

They were taken to Martlesham police investigation Centre for questioning and were later released on police bail until Wednesday 29 August pending further enquiries.

A large quantity of paperwork and a quantity of cash were recovered at the scene which have been seized. No victims were located at the premises.

 DI Holly Evans said: “These arrests came about as a result of information we received form a number of sources. Modern slavery is hidden in every community and in many cases the victims are very vulnerable and are specifically targeted by their exploiters. It takes many forms but the most common include criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation, forced labour and domestic servitude.”

Anyone who has any information about this type of crime or is concerned about someone being a potential victim to call Suffolk Constabulary on 101. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Help us keep our communities safe.”

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the linkhttp://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visitwww.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.Police Connect Team

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Boris’s buffoon act is not fit for high office

Boris Johnson’s remarks about the niqab are not particularly funny but the thing is Boris is an MP not a Jim Davidson tribute act.

While wit and humour have been associated with high profile public servants for generation’s Boris brings shame and disrepute to his station with each gaff and faux pas
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This is not about free speech , words are free but we are not free from the consequenes of our words. As an elected official Boris has a responsibility to not fuel the flames and empower those who spread hate. Islamophobia is very real and on the rise, a Muslim friend of mine who was born and raised in this country was subjected to a verbal attack in front of her small child. And the thug who was responsible for this is the kind of person who will feel empowered by Boris giving a perceived two fingers to “political correctness”
This is the danger, what happens when this becomes normalised. Back in 1968 Enoch Powell made his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech and requirement to the National Front soared,  one former NF official has said how “Before Powell spoke, we were only getting cranks and perverts. After the speeches we started to attract, the right wing Tory Members”
I’m not comparing Boris’s comments to Rivers of Blood but I don’t think it was just a thoughtless gaff, especially after Boris has been holding meetings with Alt-Right and White Nationalists Steve Bannon I don’t see it as a coincidence
After a career full of form from “picanninies” with “water melon smiles” To singing “The Road to Mandalay” enough is enough and it’s time for the clown act to stop
If Boris wants to continue as a comedy character and entertain then I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities for him,But if he wants to carry on as an MP then he must realise and acknowledge that there are consequenes to his words and actions
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UKIP and the Alt-Right

Now before I start I just want to make it clear I don’t think everyone who supports UKIP are racist, but I do feel that for years the leadership especially under Nigel Farage have used Dog-Whistle tactics. They have used myths and misinformation to push their agenda.

But now it seems the party have stepped up from thinly veiled racism to working with the “Alt-Right” in an effort to increase support.
The “Alt-Right” is a movement centerted on White nationalism. And is a loosely connected grouping of white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and fringe hate groups
In America the Alt-Right are linked with the Trump White House though Senior Advisor Stephen Millier and former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Mr Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News which he himself described as “The platform for the Alt-Right,with the goal of promoting their ideology”
Bannon has been trying to unite parties of the Far Right in Europe linking with Marine Le Pen’s ‘Rassemblement National’ and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands to name a few
A report from the The Southern Poverty Law Center published in February this year states that in America over 100 people have been killed or injured by Alt-Right influenced attacks since 2014 , in 2017 terrorist attacks and violence affiliated with the Alt-Right and White Supremacy where the leading cause of extremist violence in the United States.
So what political party would choose to align itself with these groups or people championing them. Well step forward UKIP
UKIP leader Gerard Batten is working directly with Alt-Right activists in an effort to form strategy and develop a new manifesto.
These Alt-Right figures including Paul Joseph Watson who is editor at large for InfoWars.
YouTube, Facebook and Apple have removed content by InfoWars as it was promoting hate speech.
InfoWars has also been involved in controversies around the promotion of conspiracy theories including accusing School Shootings including the Sandy Hook massacre are fake. And Alex Jones from InfoWars is subject to a defamation lawsuit from families of the victims of the shooting
Other Alt-Right figures involved with UKIP are Carl Benjamin who rose to prominence during “Gamergate” and  was singled out as a serial harrasser of feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian. And Mark Meechan who recived notoriety for his video of a pug performing a Nazi salute to the phrase ‘Gas the Jews’
Some people have a low opinion of politicians and politics in this country, association with individuals and groups that peddle and push hate is not going to help
As communities we are stronger together, we can acknowledge our differences and celebrate what we have in common
We can not allow the normalisation of hate and prejudice
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Istvan Reiner

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Meet Istvan Reiner this picture was taken in 1944 when 4 year old Istvan and his grandmother arrived at Aushwitz

An hour after this picture was taken Istvan was lead to the gas chamber and killed, murdered by Nazi’s his life extinguished by hate

The innocence in his eyes captured me and I find it hard to express the anger and disgust that someone could do this and for what!!! To persecute and hate someone because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion or sexuality

There is no excuse or justification for this it can’t be apologised for or denied and we sure as hell can never sleep walk into normalisation of the hate that lead to this.

I know I go on and on about it but I’m dedicated to confronting and fighting bigotry and hatred, intolerance and prejudice. I also strongly believe that stopping the spread of ignorance is key to stopping the spread of hate

So for Istvan and the millions of children like him that’s try our hardest to not accept racism, prejudice and Anti-Semitism we all have a part to play

 

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HMRC and BT Scam Alert

Suffolk Trading Standards and Suffolk Constabulary Official Page are urging residents to be alert for telephone scams following reports that a number of residents have been contacted by callers claiming to be from either the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HMRC, or BT.

The BT scam – fraudsters are demanding money from the victim and threatening to turn off broadband service if this is not paid.

The HMRC scam – fraudsters are making aggressive calls stating that thevictims owe tax and if they do not pay straight away, they will be arrested.

These are known scams and are used to intimidate victims with threats.

Trading Standards and Suffolk Constabulary would like to remind members of public to never give out personal details, especially National Insurance numbers and bank account details

 

For advice on keeping yourself safe against scams, please visit: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z.

For more information on this type of crime do visit: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/…/alert-fraudsters-claimin…

More information about current scams can be found https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news

Alternatively, report incidents of fraud to Action Fraud using their online reporting tool http://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 1232040.

You can also sign up to the Trading Standards weekly email alert on rogues and scams targeting Suffolk at www.suffolk.gov.uk/JoinTheFight

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed viahttps://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required

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Is the world going to end on Friday ?

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Better make the most of the nice weather as it’s all about to end soon…and I don’t just mean the weather

THE WORLD IS SET TO END ON FRIDAY!!!!!

According to some who believe and follow prophecies they believe that The Blood Moon signals the end of Days …now they have been wrong April 14 2014 or October 8 2014 or April 2015 and Sept 2015 so there is a pretty good chance we wont see the four Horseman of the Apocalypse on the horizon

But things have been a bit weird lately and I’m not just talking about that giant orange Spector

Ancient temples being unearthed by earthquake and drought and the huge black sarcophagus found in Egypt it all feels like a movie plot and our over active imagination takes over

So the world probably is not going to end on friday but go ahead give your loved ones a hug and tell them how much you love them anyway

 

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