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Scrump BS: Government Bows to Pressure(UK) (38) RE: BS: Government Bows to Pressure(UK) 20 Mar 07

I agree, jacqui.c and I think most 'ordinary' people do too, including those who happen to be Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and other religions and athiests.

I don't believe that (for example) 'ordinary' Muslims are really offended by somebody mentioning a pig, any more than a Jew would be. OK, there may possibly be some who would be, but I would guess they are very small in number and I would consider them over-sensitive if they exist.

I don't believe that most black people really found 'baa baa black sheep' offensive before some member of the PC brigade pointed out that it could possibly be taken as racist (on spurious grounds IMO).

I believe that this sort of misguided attempt by the PC brigade to control our language and heritage, on spurious grounds of 'racism' or similar, does more harm than good for race relations, and people in ethnic minorities I've spoken to agree with this. I believe that many Muslims would find the '3 Little Pigs' ban stupid too, and moreover would agree it hinders race relations rather than helps.

Obviously, I (and again I think most 'ordinary' folk) deplore the use of real racist remarks. But the PC brigade should stop trying to stir up problems where none exist.

All IMO of course. Maybe I'd better get my flameproof coat at the ready, just in case...

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