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Thread #109916 Message #2301431
Posted By: Ruth Archer
30-Mar-08 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Oh look! This isn't the first time Parris has been gratuitously offensive for a cheap laugh. From Wiki:
"In his Times article of 27 December 2007, Parris took a strong line against cyclists, beginning his column with "A festive custom we could do worse than foster would be stringing piano wire across country lanes to decapitate cyclists", going on to denounce cyclists on a number of grounds, particularly their alleged propensity for littering. This came as a shock to many cyclists, including some who had previously been caught by similar wires. Responses in the paper have included letters and a column in reply mentioning, among other things, that litter is often found along all-motor vehicle routes. Comparisons have been made to other issues of incitement and hate speech, which have been a controversial issue in the UK in recent years."