Wednesday 6 October 2004

Political correctness gone weird.

Speaking of political correctness, here's a nice little story from Ulster, related to me a few weeks ago by a friend of mine.

As you may but probably don't know, Israeli flags are becoming a commonplace sight amongst the Union Jacks on Northern Ireland's Unionist estates. Many Unionists feel that they want to express solidarity with Israelis: they too are victims of terrorism and they too are widely vilified by most of the world's population. Anyway, the UVF, a Unionist "paramilitary organisation" (terrorists), have been developing quite close ties with the BNP of late. I suppose the BNP are also a Unionist paramilitary organisation, in a way, so you can see why such an alliance might form. But, of course, this raises a problem.

So a BNP speaker was coming over to give a speech in a UVF-controlled area, and his hosts went round and took down all the Israeli flags so as not to offend him.

1 comment:

Peter Nolan said...

This would be feckin' hilarious, if I didn't have to share the planet with these people.