My View, Bill Morrison: Breastfeeding is natural, so deal with it

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield as he drums up more support for his campaign. 'Picture Dean Atkins
Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield as he drums up more support for his campaign. 'Picture Dean Atkins

Well it’s coffee time debate time again and the first subject was racism.

Now it is an ugly thing when exercised by anybody but I put forward the question: do we sometimes manufacture racism?

The woolly heads decide that something is racist and then set about convincing the rest of us.

Up to that point, no-one gave the supposed offending issue a second thought or glance, irrespective of their creed, colour or culture.

Most people I know – young and old alike, black white or any colour – are intelligent enough to know when something is said in humour or as an offensive remark.

For many years I worked in public transport and that was a multi-cultural environment, but no-one ever got a strop on because they were offended. Indeed, the non-white British gave as good as they got.

We all laughed and enjoyed the mickey taking of each other’s failings, no need for the PC referee.

So why in the name of all that’s holy is it necessary for the numpties of this world to indulge their time looking for something that probably only exists in their head.

Back in the day of Alf Garnett, we all enjoyed seeing our so-called prejudices being aired and laughed at.

In fact, one colleague who was of West Indian origin, told me it was his favourite programme, which, in his words, ‘shows just how stupid people can be, why can’t they be like you and me?’

Says a lot, don’t you think? In my view when the hairy, flip-flop wearing brigade start preaching, let’s just ignore them.

Now a wee bit of politics, sure to get the juices flowing. What about this Labour fiasco?

My thoughts are that Ms Cooper is not quite the Mini Cooper, and the other lady is so memorable that I have forgotten her name as I write this .

Then there is turnaround Andy. His life of late has been all roundabouts.

And poor old Jeremy seems to be still hankering after the ‘ good old days.’

Sorry, times have changed and we have all moved on.

Changing the subject, what about breastfeeding?

Tamara Ecclestone posted pictures of herself breastfeeding her child on social media recently.

She says deal with it, and right she is.

It’s natural and only those with small minds could object.

When your dog has puppies and they want feeding, do you all run away till after feeding time?

No, of course not, and don’t tell me it’s different because it isn’t.

It is natural and if it’s not shoved in your face, then what’s your problem?