Hannah Yelin: It's not only Laurence Fox who should raise questions for the BBC after last week's Question Time
What is far more concerning in this racism row – and yet has gone entirely unscrutinised – is Fiona Bruce ’s response as an independent chair of the debate
Question Timedebate.The exchange between Boyle and Fox ended with the actor accusing a woman of colour of “being racist”, as part of the charge that identifying his white privilege is in itself racist, rather than simply illustrative of why he might not personally experience the UK as a place which can be hostile to people of colour. Boyle tried to respond, but was cut off by Bruce, who remarked: “I’m not taking a view either way, I just want to add in that
Priti Patel, the home secretary, also took the view that it wasn’t racism. I’m not making a judgement on that.”It seems to us that Bruce arguably evokes Patel as “evidence” to dispute Boyle’s position. Patel’s identity as a woman of colour appears to play a part here; it seems to be used as a form of authenticity and personal testimony, which is why it proved useful to Bruce as a final word on which to close down the discussion and move on. Yet in doing so, in our opinion, Boyle’s own authority as a woman of colour is dismissed. Bruce claims she is not “taking a view either way".
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It's becoming a depressing feature of the left that a right wing woman of colour such as the Home Secretary, can have her opinions denigrated because she doesn't agree with the woke race agenda. The old coconut trope. “One has to wonder why the BBC invited Fox on Question Time, one of its flagship political affairs programmes, in the first place.” Because he has something relevant to say, that resonates with millions. Fuck off The Wokedependant
Laurence Fox says ‘wokeists’ are ‘racist’ after Question Time clashActor was criticised for his comments about white privilege last week '1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race' People saying 'You're a white male therefore...' would tend to make LozzaFox correct! We need to get back to a point where people value expert opinion over the uneducated. Laurence Fox is not an expert in receiving racism so he is unskilled in detecting it. He is entitled to have an opinion. It represents his truth. If you want the real truth then ask experts He's not wrong.
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Is this the beginning of the end for our toxic woke culture?Ricky Gervais and Laurence Fox have won plaudits for challenging the prevailing progressive ideology. LozzaFox rickygervais KonstantinKisin Not yet LozzaFox rickygervais KonstantinKisin Because they support your narrative? U.K. has far to go when it comes to race relations! LozzaFox rickygervais KonstantinKisin Someone is drunk inside the Telegraph room (again...)
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How Question Time became a festival of bileBBC One’s flagship debate show was once serious and slightly boring. How we long for those more sedate times Rename it Gammon Time to more accurately depict its premise. It's always been a festival of bile. Left-wing, remoaner bile. Laurence Fox was a breath of fresh air. Ugh.
Maxine Peake tears into 'attention-seeking' Laurence Fox over his 'right wing' viewsActor's been criticised for his recent remarks on white privilege Who, what? Right wing? ? Seems we've reached Peake LozzaFox Derangement Syndrome.