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Thread #61622 Message #3396825
Posted By: Jim Carroll
29-Aug-12 - 02:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: No Irish Need Apply
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Irish Need Apply
"Ted Kennedy has a sign"
Interesting episode of the British detective series 'George Gently' last Sunday dealing with racial prejudice spilling over into violence in a English North Eastern town in the 1960s.
It depicts the landlady of a boarding house displaying a notice reading 'No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs'
The episode shows a news clip of Enoch Powell making his 'Rivers of Blood speech so if the programme researchers have done their job properly the signs were still to be seen in Britain on 20 April 1968.