Courtesy of one of my 'commenters', my attention is drawn to this post by Sunny Hundal, writing on Liberal Conspiracy, who has taken offence at a phrase used by Richard North - the two offending words being: "Jungle Bunnies".
This complaint from a man who, in June 2008, wrote:
"Given the routing Labour will probably get at the next election though I doubt this will be pushed through; it’ll be every middle-class white man for himself, the women and ethnics be damned"
On Liberal Conspiracy Sunny Hundal writes:
"There never has been “mass immigration from the Muslim world” in the UK."
yet according to this report, 1.1million Muslims live in Britain and that Muslims have moved to the UK because it is more sympathetic towards Islam than other European countries (only because the British believe in "live and let live" - something in which Muslims so patently do not believe). It is worth noting, from the report, that the figure of 1.1million does not include those Muslims born in this country. On the basis that the report was conducted by IPPR, the respected left-of-centre think-tank, even Sunny Hundal - whose political affiliations seem to change with the frequency of the wind - should have no problem in accepting the report's findings.
FFS, Hundal! Do we British start complaining because the French use the phrase "Les Rosbif", or the Americans, "Brits" or "Limeys"; or the Australians, "Poms"; or the Scots, "Sassenach" - all of which are generally used in jest, as a (friendly) term of abuse? To the question "Hows ya doin', Honky", my usual response is "Fine, Sambo" - both question and answer being accepted as 'banter'.
If Hundal is so 'inconvenienced' by the attitude of Britons, perhaps he might care to take his brand of 'eccentric socialist activism' to a country where the result may well be an indefinite period, free of charge, in one of their 'hostelries'!
With apologies to Richard North for interfering in a private disagreement - but I am totally p'd off with people like Hundal who choose to remain in a society with which they disagree so much and who won't make the obvious decision to foxtrot oscar!