Of course she shouldn't have used the expresson, although I don't think she was being wilfully racist in the way that Labour MP Diane Abbott is.
@From The Grave It's been adopted by some activists, there are many people who have not "reclaimed" the word and still find it as highly offensive now as in the past.
The BBC recently broadcast a series about gay people that went under the highly offensive title of Queer Britain. And they got away with it. They wouldn't dare make a programme about the ethnic population with a similarly offensive title.
I'm guessing none of the councilors who sit on the licensing committee live anywhere near the Lansdowne, and aren't affected by what goes on there.
MadameDuplicitous only registered on the site today, and I already have a pretty good idea who they are.
Congratulations to Val Mawhood who won the election in South West ward, anybody know who won in North East?
People have always argued about politics, it's just more visible now because of the large number of online forums and social media, nothing to do with "societal breakdown" at all. Stop being hysterical.
Do you really think the world is reading this site, and paying attention to what you say?
Imploring all the young people to get out to vote didn't work too well did it, Lynne? Morris substantially increased her majority, and surpassed the combined vote of the other three candidates. It looks like this constituency is now a safe Tory seat, just as well Younger-Ross decided not to stand again, there's only so much humiliation he can take.
The "seriously ill" Abbott still had enough strength in her bones to send Tweets throughout the night. And I suppose no matter how incompetent a person is, it helps if their boss used to share the bed.