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Yup. Don't forget the darkies as well..
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 03:22:05 AM EST
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I caught a bit of the report on one of the British channels last night about a BNP voter and is was just insane: starts with "What's wrong with being patriotic?" and got madder and madder until it reached "What's wrong with wanting Christmas?"
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 03:26:20 AM EST
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That's the constant media drumbeat.

Example:

School cancels Christmas nativity in favour of Muslim Eid celebrations - Telegraph

A junior school has cancelled its Christmas performances because they got in the way of the Muslim children celebrating Eid.

Greenwood Junior School sent out a letter to parents saying the three day festival of Eid al-Adha, which takes place between 8-11 December, meant that Muslim children would be off school.

That meant planning for a traditional pantomime were shelved because the school felt it would be too difficult to run both celebrations side by side.

The move has left parents furious.

See the "related articles".

I linked in another comment to a BBC piece about a report on "citizenship lessons" in Schools which drew criticism because it mentioned discussing the slave trade, the legacy of Empire, and the European Union.

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buiter

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 04:02:51 AM EST
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I guess that calling for a Euro-Christmas campaign would be considered unserious and earn me a 2.

Though how you go about being more unserious than the UK euro-sceptics is beyond me.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 04:18:08 AM EST
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The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buiter
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 04:22:54 AM EST
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