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The plight of the X Factor hopeful reminds us of the power of reality television.
Lets hope that with the demise of Mugabe and Ian Smith, Zimbabwe will once again become the bread basket of Central Africa instead off the basket case it is at present.
@ mr divine,your cynical attempt to make this a colour and race debate shows to me your agenda is more sinster,stick to the topic matter please.
@dillion: you're the person that keeps on harping on about colour and race. You're really sinister because you're supporting the rights of Poles to work here because their forefathers have killed other people. Don't you support the rights of Indians to work here on equal terms as the Poles? If not why not. Is it because they are not white or is it because their forefathers haven't killed as many people? What's your reason for not allowing Indians into the country?
Why does the topic matter matter?
oi divine you paraniod schizo,dont drag me into your online arguments,i dont agree with what all dillon says but he makes some good points and he surely makes more sense than you mate.and p.s poland is part of the european union and india is not you dipstick and why should india send there talent over here when i am sure there growing ecomony wants to hang onto to there best workers and talent rather than send them to a third world country like the uk.
@stuart: you haven't been following this argument have you? Remember you are a rich man in comparison to many people in India. Is it because you are rich and they are poor that you don't want them in? You're a rich snob.
Ps And stuart, I'm not a paranoid schizo as you claim .. that's just a rumour that everyone else is spreading around.
look mr divine,lets get back to some sensible debate here.if 1 in 6 men or women in the uk are homosexual diva fever will win the x factor hands down by votes alone by the gay community,as for these pretty boys one direction, well i am afriad they are only going one direction and that is back home down the m4 to be forgot about forever after they get eliminated next week.
your really letting yourself down laurie with your comments just there,the fact that gamu went to a private catholic school kinda raises my suspicions about your true agenda,hope this does not turn into another catholic bashing expedition again,i think we have had enough of that my noble lady.
We support fair and compassionate laws for everybody,including immigrants.It's not just Britain that has many immigrants,look at a small country like holland,almost overrun with immigrants choosing holland as the country to settle in.
The Netherlands are a very open and liberal society with a fantastic social welfare structure,as the scandinavian countries are aswell.
It's annoying(sometimes)that the Brits seem to think they are the only country where immigration demands are high,Rotterdam,one of the large town's in sth.holland,has over 50% foreign population,( or immigrants,)There are big problems with very agressive groups of youth's dominating cities centres to the extend they scare the average Dutch citizen away,they hang around during the day when the shops are open,and tell people that "they" will be ruling the country within 10 years!One of the reasons that rightwinger Wilders is gaining so many votes,a shocking result in a country like the Netherlands.
Fair,honest and compassionate...everybody should be that,including the immigrants!
As far as Gamu is concerned,I think she was very good and I was shocked she did not go through.
Ehtch Tee, are you drunk my friend?
Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman.