Here We Go Down the Slippery Slope
If the zealots responsible for airbrushing Colston continue, how long can the name Bristol survive? What about renaming it Utopia...?
(If) this student level of empty gesturing previals and everywhere in our fair city is renamed Mandela Street...
….just rename everything you can, change the name Bristol to Constant Guilt.
For those against capital and corporal punishment, please rename Birch Road, Hung Road and Redlynch lane. For animals liberationist, change Badgers Lane, Dolphin Street (continue for four columns)
The Pyre of Denthor
If people are offended by the building, maybe it should be razed to the ground
If you are serious than raze the building the ground…
What next, witch hunts?
Ah well, what next? Maybe we’ll burn a few books that we don’t like in Queens Square, before they rename it.
Dead Cat’s Society
Unless Louise Mitchell, chief executive of the Bristol Music Trust can categorically prove that none of her ancestors were in any way involved with slavery, she should resign…
We were slaves once, the Roman Empire. I don’t see the bleeding hearts complaining about anythign with a Roman name
Ah div nae wint sugar on ma porritch
Be assured that it will always be remembered by us true Bristolians as the Colston Hall
I hope all like minded Bristolians will complain long and loud
I am sure that genuine Britolians are cpable of living in the shadow of whatever has gone before…
Before jumping into a decision to chane the name of the Colston Hall I think those involved, who may not even be Bristolians, ought to do more historical research…
Also is Dr Horton a Britolian?
May I suggest to those in favour of changing the name of the Colston Hall, we have a very good coach, bus and train station. If you don’t like Bristolian histoy then feel free to make use of them.
Viva la brigada de corrección política!
In my opinion it is another stark example of politically correct fascism that we could well do withiout.
I would suggest that political correctness is the real reason
Pandering to a current political correct few after generations of use as the Colston Hall.
"Genocide is supposed to be reprehensible, but..."
Colston may have been a slave-trader and hence anti-humanitarian, but…
I agree that the slave trade was a disgrace but…
I do not believe these past actions of individuals or governments are acceptable however…
Why are we vilifying Edward Colston when he was only engaging in an accepted trade of the time? Why after nearly 400 years has this been blown out of all proportion?
Send forth the best ye breed...
Europeans did not invent the slave trade. The slaves were made by their own people
The real culprits in the slave trade were the black Africans…
all from the Bristol Post...