How long until they come for us?


Two leading columnists have been threatened with prosecution and bans this week, for the crime of expressing their ‘offensive’ opinions in the newspapers that employ them to do so.

Rod Liddle of The Sunday Times, the Sun and the Spectator has been reported to police and press regulators for making a ‘morally repugnant’ joke about Wales and its native tongue, with Welsh officials demanding new laws to ‘stop these comments… and to prevent language hate’. Meanwhile, the moral guardians of theatreland want Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail banned from writing reviews for his ‘blatantly racist attitude’, after the critic criticised a black actor in a Royal Shakespeare Company play.

The Middlesbrough-raised, Millwall-supporting Liddle, a Labour Party member for 40 years before he was suspended and then quit in a row over anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s party, might appear to have little in common with Letts, a Cotswolds-born, public-school-educated Tory. Both, however, are reviled by Britain’s supposedly liberal cultural elites (the feelings are mutual) for their repeated failures to tow the Supper Party line.

[H/T Chuckles]

7 comments for “How long until they come for us?

  1. Bill
    April 15, 2018 at 08:21

    Quentin Letts who lied through his teeth in the ‘exclusive video’ of the Parliament Square shooting. They filmed it at least twice all he did was provide a voice over.
    Move along, move along nothing to see here.

  2. April 15, 2018 at 11:38

    Hahahahaha. Or should that be Hllythylhllythyla.

  3. The Blocked Dwarf
    April 15, 2018 at 12:06

    I recall a night in Wales….miles from ‘aber’ (Abergavenny) where the only entertainment to be had , after the village pub closed and before ‘Chapel’ the next morn, was playing Trivial Pursuit off my head on smack. I won but have never felt the need to return to defend my crown. Nor , if i recall aright, have I taken heroin since because the risk of it causing irreversible Welshness (ie talking ike Bill & Ben off the Flowerpot Men) was just too great.

    • April 15, 2018 at 12:20

      What’s that thing they say about Wales? The only concession to jollity is a striped shroud? Or was that the Scottish? Never mind.

  4. dearieme
    April 15, 2018 at 14:44

    “tow” the line? “tow” the bleedin’ line? Where do they hire these tossers from?

    • April 15, 2018 at 14:50

      I used to tow the line along the canal path.

      • The Blocked Dwarf
        April 15, 2018 at 19:28

        I used to take a line along the canal path too.

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