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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

"OH BUGGER! - Gay Rights Come Before Jersey's Children"

States vote no to free milk for Jersey children

An attempt to get free milk provided in Jersey primary schools again has failed.
Deputy Geoff Southern asked the States to reinstate school milk, which would cost the Economic Development department around £138,000 a year.
It was cut as part of efficiency savings by the States last year.
Sixteen members voted for providing the milk but Health and Social Services Minister Deputy Anne Pryke was among 29 who voted against it.
She said: "The inescapable facts are that children now consume enough calcium and other nutrients from other parts of their diet and no longer need this free welfare milk to overcome deficiencies in their diets."
Earlier this year, campaigners started a petition signed by more than 10,000 people to bring back free school milk in Jersey.

Same-sex couples get full legal rights


CIVIL partnerships will become legal in Jersey after landmark legislation was passed in the States yesterday.
The decision means that same-sex couples will soon be able to formalise their relationship with a civil ceremony and then benefit from tax, inheritance, pension and property rights the same as married couples.
And although they would not initially be allowed to have a ceremony in a religious building, Members adopted an amendment to the law which could make that possible at some point in the future.

11 comments:

  1. Why so homophobic?

    It's nonsense to suggest that the States didn't vote for school milk because they approved Civil Partnerships instead. The two issues are totally separate.

    And as well as your deliberately offensive headline ('BUGGER') you choose to use a patronising picture of a cliched gay couple to illustrate your point.

    Aren't you always raging against the right-wing establishment? The attitude displayed here is outdated, ignorant and more conservative than nearly all of Jersey's politicians.

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  2. "It's nonsense to suggest that the States didn't vote for school milk because they approved Civil Partnerships instead."

    I never suggested anything of the sort! I was merely showing the lack of Government priority when it comes to the welfare of the lower class in Jersey.

    "And as well as your deliberately offensive headline ('BUGGER')"

    Well anon, buggery is offensive to me, and especially against children, though most of the Jersey Government don't seem to think so.

    "Aren't you always raging against the right-wing establishment? The attitude displayed here is outdated, ignorant and more conservative than nearly all of Jersey's politicians."

    Until this comment, I have not commented on the article above, so what are you squeeling about???

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  3. What's class got to do with it? You said they put the rights of gay people before those of children.

    The implication is that the government care more about gay people than children. That's nonsense.

    It's like you're suggesting that children would be better off it it was not for those pesky gay people, that they would have school milk if civil partnerships didn't exist.

    The two issues are unrelated. Why seek to compare them?

    And the picture used? Can you explain that?

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  4. OK, I'll raise my head above the parapet.

    Is that photograph a shot of two gay men trying to be female, or of two gay women trying to be men?

    The Beano is not the Rag

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  5. "You said they put the rights of gay people before those of children."

    I did? Where???

    "The implication is that the government care more about gay people than children. That's nonsense."

    You blame me for your twisting the matter?

    "It's like you're suggesting that children would be better off it it was not for those pesky gay people,"

    YOU are suggesting it, not I!!!

    "And the picture used? Can you explain that?"

    YES, it's very pretty :)

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  6. Well

    You stumped me with that one Beano!

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  7. Why so homophobic?

    OOh someone has learned a big word. There is nothing homophobic about the post and I feel it is more about balance than homophobia.

    Kids should come first end of. remembering some of those kids could indeed grow up to be in a same sex relationship.

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  8. "You said they put the rights of gay people before those of children."

    I did? Where???



    Err, in the headline. When you said "OH BUGGER! - Gay Rights Come Before Jersey's Children"

    I don't think that could be much clearer. What else would the words 'come before' possibly mean?

    I think we'd better leave it there. You obviously don't feel you were being homophobic and think it's ok to label gay people with the kind of picture you put up (which your other readers also seem to find funny).

    It is Jersey - the Island that it 20 years behind the rest of the world - so I probably shouldn't expect too much. This type of stereotyping belongs with Bernard Manning and his ilk.

    Oh, and the guy who said:

    'Kids should come first end of.'

    Do you really not understand that these two issues are mutually exclusive? The States did not have a choice over which of these two things they would fund.

    They didn't vote against the school milk because all of the money was being used for civil partnerships.

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  9. "From one tiny grain of sand, you draw an entire Universe".

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  10. Ahh, what happened to your ZZZZZZZZZ comment?

    Self-censorship smacks of dictatorship.

    Or did you just realise it made you look a bit silly?

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  11. No, I don't think it made me look a bit silly, I get stupid comments all the time from people who twist things to their way of thinking.

    I just felt that the new comment was more apt....

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