A PP reader points out there is another side to Liddle Rod which I hadn’t highlighted – his thinly veiled racism. He is already well known for muddling figures around immigration to support his agenda.Well, if getting your sums wrong = ‘racism’, then most of the Treasury should be doing a bit of bird, shouldn’t they, Sunny?
In February this year he wrote this for the Sunday Times:Quite amusing. Shades of ‘Only Fools And Horses’ use of ‘Nelson Mandela House’ to riff on pretentious lefty councils’ habit of naming public buildings after well-known and obscure black (or gay, or whatever) figures from history.
“Most middle-class parents would prefer not to spend £25,000 per child, per year, on private schooling. And they probably would not do so if the alternative was of a higher educational standard than the state school around the corner, the Mary Seacole City Academy for Advanced Textspeak and Stabbing.”
So what got Sunny’s panties in a bunch?
There is no Mary Seacole City Academy. But Mary Seacole is a well known and highly acclaimed British black figure, voted among the Greatest Black Britons. You can see what Liddle is doing here: the reference to Mary Seacole is a not-so-subtle way of associating black kids at school with knife crime and bad English.Of course! Only one way to take that. It’s ‘teh racism! ZOMG!’
The fact that your average white kid at the type of inner city school that Rod’s talking about here would be just as incomprehensible is lost on Sunny.
Next, he’ll be ranting about black helicopters and fluoridation of the water supply….