A BBC Question Time audience member clashed with author Bonnie Greer last night after she claimed it is 'bad being a foreigner' in Britain at the moment.She didn't mean herself. She meant 'a friend', as they always do.
The American-British playwright claimed her Polish friend could no longer speak to her daughter in her native tongue on public transport because people abuse her.Hmmm, really?
I rarely hear English spoken on my early morning commute. And yet, no-one turns a hair. Most have their heads buried in a copy of the 'Metro' or their smartphones and Kindles.
But the man in the audience in Wallasey, Merseyside, criticised the allegation during the debate, saying she was 'labelling the whole country as being racist'.Well, of course she is. It's all she's famous for, after all. And once upon a time, she'd never have been challenged on it.
Times have changed, Bonnie.