Tag: Offence seeking

To Be Sure, ‘tis A Rare Old Ding-Dong…

Popcorn and a pint of Guinness please! The Equality Authority and travellers group Pavee Point have both called for the article to be withdrawn. However journalist Brenda Power this afternoon defended the article on RTE’s Liveline, condemning the Equality Authority…

‘Blue On Blue’ Is Great Fun, Yes…

…until you realise you’re the one getting stuck with the bill: A 14-year race discrimination court battle has cost the taxpayer almost a million pounds. Equality campaigner Natasha Sivanandan won £420,000 in compensation after a council-funded anti-racism group turned her down for…

What Is ‘Reasonable Access’?

For Kirsty Ann Hughes, it’s taking no personal responsibility to check things out and expecting everyone to warn her of potential issues up front, without, of course, embarrassing or upsetting her: Kirsty-Ann Hughes, 20, suffers from a condition called hypermobility,…

#firstworldproblems

A Twitter meme perfectly captured here: It’s not that I don’t welcome the success of a homegrown business – I do – but it’s more about what Pret a Manger represents. And to my mind, what it represents is a relentless onward…

‘Horrified’, Yes, Maybe…

…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…

I Thought ‘Music Hath Charms To Soothe The Savage Breast’..?

A nightclub is considering taking legal action against a DJ who claims he was sacked because there were “too many black people” at his performances. The nightclub in question? It’s in Croydon. Yes. I know… Tiger Tiger said it axed…

A Bad Taste In The Mouth…

…that’s what I have this morning. And no, it’s not through overindulging last night, either. It’s from reading the ‘Guardian’: “It is unacceptable to us,” said Rakesh Sonawane, Bidve’s brother-in-law. “They say the investigation is still pending, the charge sheet…

Offence seeking déjà vu

Do you remember the end of 2010? I do. My very last blog post of the year was titled “Last effort for the Offence Seeking Twat of the Year Award” and was about the Top Gear Christmas special outraging literally…