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Post by Syl on Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:40 pm

What a liberty.  Rolling Eyes

Mohammed Aslam, who is an independent candidate for Greater Manchester ‘Metro Mayor’, appeared on the BBC News site’s “minute manifesto” series, in which each candidate is given one minute to spell out their policies.
However, the corporation appears to have had to dub over Mr Aslam’s speech after he delivered it in a foreign language.



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Post by eddie on Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:59 pm

Wonder why he felt that would work better? Perhaps it did...we pay more attention sometimes when we read what someone says. Maybe it was a smart move?

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Post by magica on Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Probably can't speak English. If not, why is he a candidate for Manchester. scratch

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:42 pm


But he's just being multicultural and celebrating diversity and being proud of his cultural/ethnic identity...!?

Isn't he...!?

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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:47 pm

Syl wrote:What a liberty.  Rolling Eyes

Mohammed Aslam, who is an independent candidate for Greater Manchester ‘Metro Mayor’, appeared on the BBC News site’s “minute manifesto” series, in which each candidate is given one minute to spell out their policies.
However, the corporation appears to have had to dub over Mr Aslam’s speech after he delivered it in a foreign language.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-39599289

RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:02 pm

He's hardly being 'inclusive'...!?

Or maybe the lefties will just say it's the English's fault for being racist and not bothering to learn how to speak urdu...!?


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Post by magica on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:25 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:He's hardly being 'inclusive'...!?

Or maybe the lefties will just say it's the English's fault for being racist and not bothering to learn how to speak urdu...!?


Last time I looked Manchester was in England!

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:27 pm

It's OK mags... we have plenty of taxpayer funded translators available...

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Post by Syl on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:52 pm

eddie wrote:Wonder why he felt that would work better? Perhaps it did...we pay more attention sometimes when we read what someone says.  Maybe it was a smart move?

I think he is alienating the majority of the people who will vote....not so smart.

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Post by Syl on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:54 pm

magica wrote:
Tommy Monk wrote:He's hardly being 'inclusive'...!?

Or maybe the lefties will just say it's the English's fault for being racist and not bothering to learn how to speak urdu...!?


Last time I looked Manchester was in England!

More like Iceland at the moment Mags. Mad

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:05 am

Good too see
Urdu should take over large swathes of Britain and those areas can join the Indian empire, round up the natives put them to work as house boys etc
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Post by nicko on Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:30 am

Like the Aboriginals should take over Australia and put the Aussies to work as house boys ! Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz
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Post by Original Quill on Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:50 am

nicko wrote:Like the Aboriginals should take over Australia and put the Aussies to work as house boys ! Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz

Is there an echo in this room? Laughing

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Post by nicko on Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:50 am

What's good for the Goose etc.
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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:19 am

nicko wrote:Like the Aboriginals should take over Australia and put the Aussies to work as house boys ! Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz

the problem with that argument is Aussies are interbred including aboriginals.
But i do agree we should take a chunk before India can take it all an incorporate it into our multicultural empire under an aboriginal head of state Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool


Also Our Major federal parties do have multilingual advertising Wink
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/labor-migrant-multi-lingual-ads/7481902
including offerings in Tamil and Arabic. The list has since expanded to include Punjabi, Urdu, Korean, Hindi, Bengali, and simplified and traditional Chinese.
Labor campaign headquarters said by polling day the party will also have advertised to Italian, Macedonian, Greek and Vietnamese speakers with subtitled versions of their 100 Positive Policies campaign
Next election there will be ads in various African tongues too cheers cheers cheers

Our goose is very different than your gander Wink I love the fact we have such inclusion yet no Brit on here speaks positively of it.

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Post by Thorin on Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:51 am

veya_victaous wrote:Good too see
Urdu should take over large swathes of Britain and those areas can join the Indian empire, round up the natives put them to work as house boys etc
Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz


So you are making a mockery of those basically enslaved during the British empire

Fail to see how that is even funny
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Post by Syl on Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:31 pm

This is the first time a role like this has been created in Manchester, we vote for our chosen candidate on May 4th.
We are now considered to be Britains second city, the elected mayor will be the spokesperson for us, so obviously his communication skills are important.
No one knows whether this candidate can even speak English, if he cant he is useless...if he can he is ill mannered and ignorant and obviously trying to isolate the majority of the city.




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Post by nicko on Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:53 pm

Birmingham is Britains Second City !
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Post by Syl on Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:04 pm

nicko wrote:Birmingham is Britains Second City !
No...its Manchester now Nicko...sorry. cheers

"As the Second City is an unofficial title and one of subjective opinion, a number of polls have been conducted over the years. Despite Birmingham being viewed as the traditional second city, public polls have shown a consistent preference for Manchester since 2000. This shift has been attributed to Manchester's and the wider Greater Manchester region's rebranding of itself, most notably after the 1996 Manchester bombing and the successful hosting of the 2002 Commonwealth Games:
A 2002 survey conducted by Ipsos MORI, commissioned by "Visit Manchester" (Manchester's tourism department), Manchester received the highest response for the category of second city at 34%, compared to Birmingham at 29%; and in the same poll, Manchester had the highest response for the category of third city with 27% of the vote, 6% more than the 21% for Birmingham.[30] Only 85% of respondents put London as first City.[31]
A 2007 survey conducted by GfK commissioned by the BBC in December 2006 investigating the subject of the "'Second city' of England" (as opposed to the UK as a whole), 48% of 1,000 people placed Manchester, with 40% choosing Birmingham.[32][33]
A 2015 survey by YouGov showed that 30% thought Manchester was the second city, 20% thought Birmingham and 12% thought Edinburgh"



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Post by nicko on Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:24 pm

Doesn't matter what people think, Birmingham is OFFICIALLY The Second City !!!!

[Being as I am a Brummie, i'v got to stick up for us.] Smile
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Post by eddie on Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:34 pm

Well you can both shush cos I'm a Londoner! cheers

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Post by Syl on Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:48 pm

eddie wrote:Well you can both shush cos I'm a Londoner! cheers

Cant argue with London being the capital.....but Manchester is definitely considered the runner up now.
Sorry Nicko, its bad enough you have to suffer that accent. Twisted Evil

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:42 pm

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:Well you can both shush cos I'm a Londoner! cheers

Cant argue with London being the capital.....but Manchester is definitely considered the runner up now.
Sorry Nicko, its bad enough you have to suffer that accent. Twisted Evil

Isn't Manchester larger than London? I remember this discussion coming up around who has the most expensive football franchise. They said (I thought), it was Manchester, because it was the largest city in the UK.

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Post by Thorin on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:55 pm

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Syl wrote:

Cant argue with London being the capital.....but Manchester is definitely considered the runner up now.
Sorry Nicko, its bad enough you have to suffer that accent. Twisted Evil

Isn't Manchester larger than London?  I remember this discussion coming up around who has the most expensive football franchise.  They said (I thought), it was Manchester, because it was the largest city in the UK.


London has far more teams than Manchester.

Manchester has two big clubs in City and United, the later having some of the biggest global support

London has big teams too in Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal.
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Post by Original Quill on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:57 pm

I know that...it's just the discussion in which it came up.

My question is, which is the larger city?

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Post by Thorin on Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:01 pm

Original Quill wrote:I know that...it's just the discussion in which it came up.

My question is, which is the larger city?


Population or urbanization size wise?
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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:02 pm

Original Quill wrote:I know that...it's just the discussion in which it came up.

My question is, which is the larger city?

London.

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:03 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Original Quill wrote:I know that...it's just the discussion in which it came up.

My question is, which is the larger city?

London.

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Cant argue with London being the capital.....but Manchester is definitely considered the runner up now.
Sorry Nicko, its bad enough you have to suffer that accent. Twisted Evil

Isn't Manchester larger than London?  I remember this discussion coming up around who has the most expensive football franchise.  They said (I thought), it was Manchester, because it was the largest city in the UK.

It may well be, I honestly don't know the answer without googling.
Manchester has changed its boundaries so much over the years it now encompasses the city of Salford and other places and its collectively known as Greater Manchester.

I am useless with the geography of places....others may know without googling.

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Lol...it took me that long to think about that the answer had already been given. Laughing

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Syl wrote:Lol...it took me that long to think about that the answer had already been given. Laughing

It's ok...at least you thought about it. Laughing  We in the US have the concept of SMSA's coming out of our Department of Census: Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.  It's because many of these cities, like Los Angeles, do not fit into the compact boundaries of a single city.  The growth of suburbia has created interspersed cities and the only relevant measure is the greater area.

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Syl wrote:Lol...it took me that long to think about that the answer had already been given. Laughing

It's ok...at least you thought about it.   Laughing   We in the US have the concept of SMSA's coming out of our Department of Census: Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.  It's because many of these cities, like Los Angeles, do not fit into the compact boundaries of a single city.  The growth of suburbia has created interspersed cities and the only relevant measure is the greater area.

Places are ever evolving.
I love the old fshioned American westerns where the first settlers begin by building a hut, which turns into a small township, which is probably now a great city.

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It's ok...at least you thought about it.   Laughing   We in the US have the concept of SMSA's coming out of our Department of Census: Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.  It's because many of these cities, like Los Angeles, do not fit into the compact boundaries of a single city.  The growth of suburbia has created interspersed cities and the only relevant measure is the greater area.

Places are ever evolving.
I love the old fshioned American westerns  where the first settlers begin by building a hut, which turns into a small township, which is probably now a great city.

Yes, it's fun to imagine.  It happens where rivers converge...Pittsburgh.  Or where the railroad put a station (usually where the stage coach stop was)...Tucson.  Or, where roads crossed...Kansas City.

But you have the same thing in the UK.  London was the first place upstream where, at low tide, one could ford the Thames.  Cambridge is where the Romans build a bridge over the River Cam.  And Sterling was the first place where they could put a bridge over the River Forth, although now we are into castle placement.

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Syl wrote:

Places are ever evolving.
I love the old fshioned American westerns  where the first settlers begin by building a hut, which turns into a small township, which is probably now a great city.

Yes, it's fun to imagine.  It happens where rivers converge...Pittsburgh.  Or where the railroad put a station (usually where the stage coach stop was)...Tucson.  Or, where roads crossed...Kansas City.

But you have the same thing in the UK.  London was the first place upstream where, at low tide, one could ford the Thames.  Cambridge is where the Romans build a bridge over the River Cam.  And Sterling was the first place where they could put a bridge over the River Forth, although now we are into castle placement.
Yes we are the same...well everywhere is, we all started from scratch.

It may be because the other mans grass looks greener, but I don't think I would be as fascinated about films centred round the first settlers near the river Thames as I am about the cowboys who fought the red indians off when they were driving their horse pulled waggon trains through the texan mountains.

Someone will tell me off now and say the Indians were there first....I am just talking about entertainment though. Laughing

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Yes, it's fun to imagine.  It happens where rivers converge...Pittsburgh.  Or where the railroad put a station (usually where the stage coach stop was)...Tucson.  Or, where roads crossed...Kansas City.

But you have the same thing in the UK.  London was the first place upstream where, at low tide, one could ford the Thames.  Cambridge is where the Romans build a bridge over the River Cam.  And Sterling was the first place where they could put a bridge over the River Forth, although now we are into castle placement.
Yes we are the same...well everywhere is, we all started from scratch.

It may be because the other mans grass looks greener, but I don't think I would be as fascinated about films centred round the first settlers near the river Thames as I am about the cowboys who fought the red indians off when they were driving their horse pulled waggon trains through the texan mountains.

Someone will tell me off now and say the Indians were there first....I am just talking about entertainment though. Laughing

Along those lines, one of the greatest books I have read was London, by Edward Rutherfurd.  Although it is centered around the history of the City of London, that's a pretty important city in the UK.  So, it's a lot about the parochial history of England.  For example, Rutherfurd talks about how the Excheqeur got his name...during the time of Edward I, he made 'X's' on a board when someone paid taxes: he was the X-checker.  Also, where is the Holborn River (sometimes called the Fleet River) today (it exists in a man-made culvert that empties into the Thames under the Blackfriars Bridge)?  



That hole is the once great Holborn River.

Wonderful book...full of small stuff like that.


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Post by nicko on Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:19 pm

Syl, nothing wrong with our accent, you may be mixing us up with the Black Country.
Anyhow nothing worse than an Scouser !!!!
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Post by Thorin on Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:22 pm

nicko wrote:Syl, nothing wrong with our accent, you may be mixing us up with the Black Country.
Anyhow nothing worse than an Scouser !!!!


So true

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Post by Syl on Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:03 am

nicko wrote:Syl, nothing wrong with our accent, you may be mixing us up with the Black Country.
Anyhow nothing worse than an Scouser !!!!

I'm only teasing ....I don't mind most accents, even the liverpudlian one.
A soft Irish, Scottish or Welsh accent is nice though. I love you

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Re: Candidate for Manchester mayor gives his manifesto completely in Urdu.

Post by Syl on Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:24 am

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Yes we are the same...well everywhere is, we all started from scratch.

It may be because the other mans grass looks greener, but I don't think I would be as fascinated about films centred round the first settlers near the river Thames as I am about the cowboys who fought the red indians off when they were driving their horse pulled waggon trains through the texan mountains.

Someone will tell me off now and say the Indians were there first....I am just talking about entertainment though. Laughing

Along those lines, one of the greatest books I have read was London, by Edward Rutherfurd.  Although it is centered around the history of the City of London, that's a pretty important city in the UK.  So, it's a lot about the parochial history of England.  For example, Rutherfurd talks about how the Excheqeur got his name...during the time of Edward I, he made 'X's' on a board when someone paid taxes: he was the X-checker.  Also, where is the Holborn River (sometimes called the Fleet River) today (it exists in a man-made culvert that empties into the Thames under the Blackfriars Bridge)?  

Wonderful book...full of small stuff like that.

It sounds very informative Quill, thanks.

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Re: Candidate for Manchester mayor gives his manifesto completely in Urdu.

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:45 am

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Urdu should take over large swathes of Britain and those areas can join the Indian empire, round up the natives put them to work as house boys etc
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So you are making a mockery of those basically enslaved during the British empire

Fail to see how that is even funny

no, you're the 'native' that should be made a house boy
let those that were enslaved make a mockery of you

jesus even nicko got it straight away Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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Re: Candidate for Manchester mayor gives his manifesto completely in Urdu.

Post by Thorin on Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:20 am

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So you are making a mockery of those basically enslaved during the British empire

Fail to see how that is even funny

no, you're the 'native' that should be made a house boy
let those that were enslaved make a mockery of you

jesus even nicko got it straight away Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Again, its not something to laugh about.
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