Ban these barmy bans.
Posted by Big John on April 12, 2007
Who are all these people who keep telling us that ethnic minorities or non Christians will be offended by certain aspects of life in this country ?
Where the bloody hell do they come from? … and did they ever consult with any person from an ethnic minority or someone from another religion ? … I very much doubt it !
Last weekend we had the ridiculous story where traditional Easter hot cross buns were banned in case they offended ethnic minorities.
Someone had better warn Sainsbury’s that they are in danger of offending thousands of their customers as they have them on display all year round in their bakery department, alongside bagels, nan, blini and other items favoured by ethnic minorities.
I would like to see a list drawn up by the responsible leaders of all the ethnic minorities and religious groups in this country stating what exactly their members find offensive when they come across some traditional aspects of British life, it’s customs and religion.
My guess is that it would be a very short list indeed, for I cannot believe that anyone is offended by such things as a cross on a currant bun, the Union Flag flying over a town hall or the Virgin Mary appearing on Christmas postage stamps.
If I were a Muslim, a Jew, a Hindu or member of any other religion or race I would find it insulting to have some jumped-up official tell me what will offend me, when my own reaction might well be, to use the vernacular of the day, and in the words of our Prime Minister …
… “Am I bovvered ?”