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wondering
wondering
09 Dec 2013 16:03
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roberta
roberta
09 Dec 2013 16:54

Whatever next, unbelievable frown

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leatash
leatash
09 Dec 2013 17:05

This is absolutely unbelievable millions of British children cut there teeth on Enid Blyton this madness has to stop its all gone to far.

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wondering
wondering
09 Dec 2013 17:08

Its awful ..remember a month ago I said I went to Lancashire ..it is like being in another country!  Its time people stood up against all this.

 

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roberta
roberta
09 Dec 2013 17:14

Your right but it will never happen people are afraid of being prosecuted as ras--st

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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
09 Dec 2013 17:36

Can't believe it, no, yes i can. Banning books that don't keep up with the times or quoting racism. The Bible will be next.

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jools88
jools88
09 Dec 2013 17:44

You can only hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

elvis presley
elvis presley
09 Dec 2013 18:14

I expect Enid Blyton's Noddy, will be next to get the chop. Calling his friend ' Big Ears', rather rude and the 'Tubby Bears', a reference to obesity.  Calling the Policeman Plod also springs to mind.

Of course as well Noddy was a taxi drver, I wonder about the stickers on his cab.

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OLD FART
OLD FART
10 Dec 2013 10:15

This censorship\eradication has been going on for a very long time to appease numerous minority groups. By censoring\erasing large swathes of the history of the Native British people will not erase the resultant future it created.

By erasing items that offend from history only allows for the same mistakes to be carried out by future generations. Certain concentration camps in Germany were not erased for just this reason. So future generations would understand and not repeat the attrocities of their forefathers. 

How many British people know what the British empire was?

The British Empire comprised the dominions,coloniesprotectoratesmandates and otherterritories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established byEngland between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremostglobal power.[1] By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time.[2] The empire covered more than 33,700,000 km2(13,012,000 sq mi), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area.[3][4] As a result, its political,legallinguistic and cultural legacy is widespread. At the peak of its power, the phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" was often used to describe the British Empire, because its expanse across the globe meant that the sun was always shining on at least one of its territories.

 

This censorship/eradication will continue and the law has been changed by the British Governemnt to allow this.

 

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Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2013 10:35

Empires come, empires go. Empires take different forms. American imperialism for example? (now there's an irony). I think the next nation state to have an empire will be China. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire

OLD FART
OLD FART
10 Dec 2013 10:42

@Lynne - i think you'll find china has been an empire for sometime. i believe quite some time before 202 bc and after 202 bc when the Han dynasty rose to power in and greatly expanded the empire.

Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2013 10:56

@OLD FART - yes i know china has had previous empires. what i meant by my comment is that china is on its way to having an empire again. 

As I said - empires come, empires go.

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wondering
wondering
10 Dec 2013 11:53

The question is have you banned your kids from reading Enid Blyton books?

flo
flo
10 Dec 2013 12:55

Enid Blyton's books are just old fashioned.  My children didn't enjoy them and chose not to read them themselves, I wouldn't have banned them.  There are so many good children's books these days and so much choice.  I just wish they'd stop nannying us.  We're getting to the point we won't be allowed to think for ourselves.

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