The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121472   Message #2660010
Posted By: Ruth Archer
19-Jun-09 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: Folk Against Fascism
Subject: RE: Folk Against Fascism
"Identity is important and if somebody questions your identity based on false criteria it can be offensive."

My last word on this, because frankly I think it's quite daft. Plastic Paddy refers to a false construct of Irishness. I first heard it used by Irish people themselves, referring to commercialised attempts to co-opt their culture.