Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Thursday, 26 February 2004

Howard withdraws Conservative 'whip' from Ann Winterton

The good lady has apparently made another racist remark, this time at the expense of the Chinese who died recently whilst cockling at Morecambe Bay. A couple of years back she was sacked from the Shadow Cabinet [scroll down the page to entries made on 5th May, 2002] for having made racist remarks about 'two a penny Pakis' during an after-dinner speech.

Unfortunately there are a lot of people inside the Conservative Party (and, let us be honest, in the other Parties, too) who probably think this way. Few are like Ann Winterton, though, in being quite so breezily unapologetic about expressing such views.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Welcome to my comment area. Whilst all comment is welcome you are requested to respect the views of others. To read full terms for use of this facility, please visit my 'Terms of Use' section, linked to under the 'About this Blog' heading at top right of the blog. Note added 12JUL2010 - All comments will now be pre-moderated before they appear in this blog; this is a measure to prevent 'spam' commenting, which has become frequent of late. Thank you.