…but not surprised:
A local newspaper is being investigated by police for allegedly ‘inciting racial hatred’ over a billboard headline about a proposed gypsy camp.
*sigh* Here we go again…
Officers have handed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) about the Western Mercury’s billboard poster – reading ‘Gypsies could be on your doorstep’ – which had been placed outside newsagents across its circulation area.
And who objected? Well, it’ll come as no surprise, frankly:
The offending poster was reported to police by local Green Party councillor Tom Leimdorfer after he spotted it outside his local shop in Congresbury, north Somerset.
I do hope Mr Leimdorfer doesn’t wander down to the local video hire shop. He’ll have a field day with ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’, won’t he?
…a spokesman for the Campaign Against Political Correctness said: ‘I think most people would be horrified to think that something like this could result in criminal charges.
‘They have apologised and people should be grown up enough to recognise that. It is concerning that they could be prosecuted for a headline in a newspaper.
‘A lot of people might think that resources in the police could be better spent at this time too, rather than investigating this.’
You might think that. I couldn’t possibly comment…