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Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:49:23 am »
At last he's been knighted - the late Brian Redhead on the Today Prog always referred to him as "Sir Geoffrey" so will be smiling today.

Whether as suggested he will be dubbed with a stick of rhubarb remains to be seen - assuming he finds the correct corridor at Buck House and the not the one of uncertainty.

... oh, and good news on the Strauss knighthood too

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 11:04:24 am »
In 1977, I was on a sixth form geology expedition in Iceland.
 Halfway through the 6 week term, there was a change of medical support staff.
The incoming doctor was pumped for the latest news from the outside world.
In his view there were only 3 important events to relate- Elvis was dead, GB had scored his 100th hundred at Headingley and after that I didn't care about the third one.

Although Yorkshire had a pretty good team in the 70's (GB,Hampshire,Bairstow, Old,Cope)  it was a barren decade for them.

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 11:09:18 am »
I don’t think it’s right to be the knighting  a wife beater. No matter what he did on the field or in the commentary box, in my eyes, he negated all that with domestic violence.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 11:13:01 am »
I don’t think it’s right to be the knighting  a wife beater. No matter what he did on the field or in the commentary box, in my eyes, he negated all that with domestic violence.

.... IF it was true . . . . there's a bit more to the story than has been reported in the sensationalist papers today

Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 11:16:47 am »
There's no way I'm ever going to call a racist domestic abuser sir even if he was good at some kind of sportsball fifty years ago.

Do we have a dishonours system thread?
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 11:23:58 am »
Women battering scum don't deserve honours. I don't give a monkeys about how good at getting paid to hit balls he is.

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.... IF it was true . . . . there's a bit more to the story than has been reported in the sensationalist papers today

This is a bit like when you always get someone in the paras opining that "well a lot went on on that Sunday that people don't know about".
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 01:59:26 pm »
I don’t think it’s right to be the knighting  a wife beater. No matter what he did on the field or in the commentary box, in my eyes, he negated all that with domestic violence.

.... IF it was true . . . . there's a bit more to the story than has been reported in the sensationalist papers today

Was there much more than the fact that he was found guilty?

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 04:56:50 pm »
Not to mention he's a screaming racist, claiming that because some Black people got some honours that honours are given out like confetti and he should just "black up". There's sub-zero excuse for that kind of language and thinking, I don't care if he's "of another generation", it's racist as fuck and we tell women and Black people that being a woman-beating racist is ok as long as you are good at sportsing and Theresa likes you.

The honours system is a massive pile of wank and I'd abolish it entirely. I quite like a second house - we need it, but appoint people to it in a fairer and more transparent manner.

In better news, she may have her faults, but Ruth Hunt has also got a peerage, and I think she'll do good with it as a cross-bencher.

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 05:03:04 pm »
Isn't there a superfluous 'i' in the title of this thread?
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 05:04:11 pm »
Perhaps we could organise a Boycott of something.




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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2019, 05:19:26 pm »
I don't much like Boycott - I don't care about cricket and whenever I have heard him speak he comes across as someone I'd prefer not to meet -  but AIUI he was convicted of an assault on his girlfriend about 25 years ago (and I accept but don't think relevant the fact that he has always disputed the conviction).

Surely, that is now a spent conviction.  What he did was unpleasant and unsavoury, but isn't a key part of our justice system that we don't continue to penalise people for offences that have been appropriately punished? 

Do we ignore that for crimes that we particularly dislike? Or are we saying that anyone who has ever been convicted of anything should be barred from receiving any form of honour (in which case Sirs Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney need give their Ks back and I'm sure there are many other lesser mortals who have been honoured despite having made mistakes in their pasts.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2019, 05:25:51 pm »
I don't think it's disproportionate to regard someone who assaults people as not deserving a state honourific.

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Or are we saying that anyone who has ever been convicted of anything

No, clearly someone who shoplifted or smoked weed something is not in the same order of scumbaggery as someone who A. committed assault and B. expresses no remorse and says he 'doesn't give a toss' about the conviction.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2019, 05:28:14 pm »
The interview with him on R4 this morning gave a strong indication that he felt no remorse whatever for that for which he was found guilty.

That was on the Toady Prog. A couple of hours later, Woman's Hour ran a piece with the head of charity Woman's Aid, which had worked closely with Theresa May, and the result of this work was the Domestic Abuse Bill. This bit the dust yesterday with the proroguing of Parliament. The sai head of charity described the honour as "extremely disappointing".

Mind you, it should come as no surprise that Johnson doesn't really give a toss about abuse of women, given what we know about his own domestic arrangements in recent weeks, the number of bastards he has left around England, and his cancellation of the disciplinary investigation into that thug of a Tory MP who was filmed assaulting a woman at a slap-up dinner.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2019, 05:50:08 pm »
His racism was much more recent than his DA conviction... And he's not acting like someone who treats women with respect!

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2019, 06:00:07 pm »
I know nothing about Geoffery Boycott, but giving a knighthood to someone convicted of domestic violence does come across as a bit of a dead cat...
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 06:18:57 pm »
I mean this is an outright dead cat administration and also he was May's pick.

I really recommend everyone check this programme out https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00088gm . It's at first glance about Trump and truth but it's hugely relevant to this country. By blasting an intense and unapolagetic firehose of lies and outrage, people like Johnson and Trump basically invade people's minds, leaving no space for opposing forces to advance their own agendas. It is a hugely effective campaigning strategy, and smartphones and the www have made it even more so.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 08:05:49 pm »
I don’t think it’s right to be the knighting  a wife beater. No matter what he did on the field or in the commentary box, in my eyes, he negated all that with domestic violence.

.... IF it was true . . . . there's a bit more to the story than has been reported in the sensationalist papers today

FFS!  He was convicted in a court of law.  He lost the appeal as well.  What “more to the story” is there?

Oh ... and he’s racist, misogynistic and homophobic.  Obviously a shining example who deserves a knighthood. 
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 08:15:00 pm »
I don’t think it’s right to be the knighting  a wife beater. No matter what he did on the field or in the commentary box, in my eyes, he negated all that with domestic violence.

.... IF it was true . . . . there's a bit more to the story than has been reported in the sensationalist papers today

FFS!  He was convicted in a court of law.  He lost the appeal as well.  What “more to the story” is there?

Oh ... and he’s racist, misogynistic and homophobic.  Obviously a shining example who deserves a knighthood.
I fear that in the current climate, this kind of shit is going to be on the increase.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2019, 08:28:24 pm »
All of the above. Plus he's just fucking annoying on TMS.  I wish the Beeb would just get rid.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 10:03:33 pm »
I know nothing about Geoffery Boycott, but giving a knighthood to someone convicted of domestic violence does come across as a bit of a dead cat...

He was an absolutely outstanding test cricketer, professional Yorkshireman and a thoroughly unpleasant character.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2019, 10:41:01 pm »
And the most selfish batsman I think there has ever been.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2019, 10:53:31 pm »
Was there a story about Botham deliberately running him out in order to go on and win a match?  Or have i made that up?
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2019, 11:15:48 pm »
Was there a story about Botham deliberately running him out in order to go on and win a match?  Or have i made that up?

<flexes Google fu>

Trufax. Day 4 of the 2nd test between England and New Zealand in 1978, Botham ran out Boycott on the orders of vice-captain Bob Willis.  ;D

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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2019, 11:33:01 pm »
In the second World Cup Final, Boycott and Brearley successfully defended their first wicket partnership for so long that England effectively lost the match without losing a wicket. Gooch came in at no. 4 (IIRC) and demonstrated his enormous frustration at his "senior" batsmen's naive batting.

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The West Indies qualified for the final, this time facing England, hosted at Lord's for the second consecutive tournament. An unbeaten 138 from Viv Richards, and support from Collis King in a 139-run partnership for the fifth wicket, saw the West Indies set England a target of 287 runs to win in 60 overs. A profitable but slow opening partnership between Mike Brearley and Geoffrey Boycott (the latter taking 17 overs to reach double figures) saw England to 129. However, following Brearley's dismissal, only Graham Gooch and Derek Randall made a "brief assault" on the West Indian bowling, before a batting collapse, Joel Garner taking five wickets in eleven balls. England ended 194 all out, and presented the West Indies with their second consecutive title, winning by 92 runs.
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Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey . . .
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2019, 11:56:40 pm »
Was there a story about Botham deliberately running him out in order to go on and win a match?  Or have i made that up?

something along the lines of "You just ran me out you bastard!"
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