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Zoomchat with David Baddiel about new book 'Jews Don't Count'
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JuliaMumsnet · 22/04/2021 10:52

Hello

We’re delighted to announce a Mumsnet Zoomchat with critically acclaimed comedian, author of children's and adult's books, screenwriter and TV presenter David Baddiel.

If you'd like to hear from one of the UK's most successful comedians, discuss how anti-Semitism manifests in progressive politics, argue about the merits of the 4-4-2 formation, or just shout 'that's your mum that is', now’s your chance to grab one of our free places.

We’ll be particularly focusing on David’s recent short book which looks at how (in the words of the dust jacket) 'identity politics has failed one particular identity... those who think of themselves as on the right side of history have often ignored the history of anti-Semitism'.

David will be chatting with Mumsnet HQ and answering your questions on Wednesday 28 April at 8pm, and you can book your place now by registering here.

Please note 1 If you join the Zoom chat, your camera will be turned off by default. Your screen name may be visible if we ask you to read your question out ‘live’, so consider whether you’re happy to use your RL name or want to use your MN posting name, or something else entirely.

Please note 2 We can only take questions from Zoomchat attendees on the night - please don’t use this thread to ask questions in advance as we can’t promise we’ll be able to put them forwards.

Register for free (only 100 places are available) here

Thanks
MNHQ

Zoomchat with David Baddiel about new book 'Jews Don't Count'
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Zzpplant · 22/04/2021 13:06

Registered

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clarepetal · 22/04/2021 18:51

Me too, excited much!

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DropDTuning · 22/04/2021 19:59

Oh brilliant. This was a great book. Will register now.

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Ohnomoreno · 22/04/2021 20:25

Would love to but I'm sure I'll just forget to attend. I love his Twitter.

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Louvre · 22/04/2021 20:26

I'd like to register but when is it? I don't want to register, take a place and then realise I can't make it

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DropDTuning · 22/04/2021 20:34

@Louvre it's in the opening post Grin

David will be chatting with Mumsnet HQ and answering your questions on Wednesday 28 April at 8pm, and you can book your place now by registering here.

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Louvre · 22/04/2021 20:35

Thank you 😊

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bluebump · 22/04/2021 20:36

Excellent, I’ve registered!

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Langsdestiny · 22/04/2021 20:42

That's brilliant. He is one of the most interesting people on Twitter.

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Langsdestiny · 22/04/2021 20:44

I got so excited I nearly forgot to register.

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Oblomov21 · 22/04/2021 21:15

Registered

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Hohofortherobbers · 22/04/2021 21:53

Great, registered, love David Baddiel and I've seen him several times, was really disappointed that my ticket to trolls not the dolls was cancelled, damn covid Angry

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CornedBeef451 · 22/04/2021 23:01

@JuliaMumsnet I'd like to watch but it's highly unlikely I'd say anything. Will it be available to watch afterwards for lurkers like me?

I don't want to take up a place if other people would actually ask questions.

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DenisetheMenace · 22/04/2021 23:28

Oh my goodness, “that’s your mum, that is” just took me back 30 years Grin

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RowanMumsnet · 23/04/2021 09:30

Hello

Great to hear so many of you are enthused by this one! We're looking forward to it.

Registration is open to all Mumsnet users (although Premium subscribers get first dibs), but the recordings are exclusive to Premium subscribers.

So if you definitely want to watch/be involved, hit the 'register' button now (not many places left) - or sign up for Premium for £5 a month for permanent access to the recordings of all our Zoom chats.

Thanks
MNHQ

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Oblomov21 · 23/04/2021 09:38

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

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RowanMumsnet · 23/04/2021 10:05

edited by MNHQ repeats deleted post
Sorry @Oblomov21- you'll need to register for the Zoomchat and ask your question in the Q&A channel on the Zoom platform on the night. We always have loads of questions on the night so we don't take questions in advance.

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Marmaladeagain · 23/04/2021 10:47

I've registered. My question is:

I remember a documentary David made visiting Israel back in the 1990s (not sure exactly when). I'd be interested to see it again. It was (I seem to recall) sparked by some of his relatives identifying strongly with Israel and Jewish identity. David explored his own feelings and spoke to people with differing views.

I'd be interested to know how David felt at the time on what he discovered and the conclusions he came to back then (as I have a vague recollection, but not sure if I misremember).

Also, on reflection - has be changed any of his views since he made that documentary?

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Marmaladeagain · 23/04/2021 10:47

oh, I see - wrong place for the question

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dropdtuning · 23/04/2021 10:58

@Oblomov21

'Yids' is a pretty offensive term and David explains that in his book. Being a Spurs fan doesn't make it OK for you to use that word.

I am Jewish, I don't believe you are (correct me if I'm wrong), but you shouldn't really be using it in either case.

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PerkingFaintly · 23/04/2021 12:24

Thanks for the explanation of how to watch afterwards, RowanMN; I'm in the same position as CornedBeef451 of not wanting to hog a place from someone who will participate actively.

And this reminds me I must crack on and watch Baddiel's TV prog on Holocaust denial, which I recorded ages ago.

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Oblomov21 · 23/04/2021 14:36

Rowan I'm getting very confused.
I did register.
I then get attached email.

Telling me to post question to :
contactus@mumsnet.com

Which I do.

I then get an email:

Thanks for getting in touch.

If you want to ask David a question, please post it on the thread, and hopefully, he will get to yours during the webchat. If you need any help with that, do let us know.


Telling me to post it on the thread.

I'm sorry, but this is very poor.
Mixed messages.

Zoomchat with David Baddiel about new book 'Jews Don't Count'
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dropdtuning · 23/04/2021 14:38

It's not really as poor as using a hugely offensive racial slur and then refusing to apologise for it, @Oblomov21 .

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Oblomov21 · 23/04/2021 14:41

Droptuning, you are so very very very wrong. The Spurs Jewish links are what the club is based on. The club is very very proud of these links. As are the Jewish community who are members of the club. They like the word, and celebrate it. Do not object to it. They like it. They have stated so.
It's not derogatory. We are proud.

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Saskiaair · 23/04/2021 14:41

I took my non jewish friend to my synagogue years ago, we were doing some research for a uni project. She loudly exclaimed ' oh there's a yid there' .....she was actually pointing to a yad
Grin
Lets not use the term 'yid'/'yids'

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