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Old 27.09.2011, 12:32
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British Radio 5 phone-in debate on polygamy

Controversial peer Baroness Flather caused outrage yesterday with a claim that Nigerian men marry four wives because they are lazy. Speaking on a radio phone-in debate on polygamy, she said: ‘Most of the men in Nigeria don’t do anything, their wives do all the work, that’s why they have so many.’

Lady Flather spoke out after a Nigerian caller told how his father had four wives, they all lived together in the same house without arguments and their 11 children were all well educated. The crossbencher, Britain’s first female Asian peer, recently made controversial claims that some Asian families in Britain have lots of children in order to claim extra welfare payments.

Yesterday’s comments were made as she spoke as a guest on the BBC Radio 5 Breakfast show, presented by Nicky Campbell. Campbell was joined in the studio by Khola Hasan, of the Islamic Sharia Council, which says polygamy is on the rise among British Muslims. Following the peer’s comment, embarrassed laughter could be heard before Mrs Hasan said: ‘That’s a bit unfair’. Campbell then interjected: ‘If I’d said what you’ve just said I’d be in the papers tomorrow for racism, wouldn’t I?’

But the baroness went on: ‘They have four wives – one to do the farming, one to look after the children, one to look after the man and one to do the housework. It is just a fact. Why should I lie?

Two British Nigerians later called the show and condemned the comments, pointing out that polygamy is a sign of affluence rather than idleness.
Last night Radio 5 said the peer’s views were ‘entirely her own’.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1Z8wmHuiR (I heard about this from Channel 5 show 'The Wright Stuff')
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Old 27.09.2011, 12:34
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Re: British Radio 5 phone-in debate on polygamy

i wouldn't like to have 1 , let alone 4....
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Two British Nigerians later called the show and condemned the comments, pointing out that polygamy is a sign of affluence rather than idleness.
Ah well, that's all right then...
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dailymail, the wright stuff, oh dear, I'll pass thanks
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Re: British Radio 5 phone-in debate on polygamy

I know my feelings on the matter, but I'll ask my wives their's and then get back to you!

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Old 27.09.2011, 13:05
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In defence of the polygamist, at least he is legally recognising and supporting his wives, instead of shagging around and leaving them to deal with the consequences on their own.

Regarding that silly baroness, though, it really doesn't surprise me. Ignorance, racism and stupidity in Britain aren't a monopoly of the indigenous British...
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