Anorak | Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk

by | 3rd, October 2003

‘SOME stories seem to appear every year with the inevitability of the seasons.

‘Who are you calling a stereotype?’

So we are pleased to report that the controversial columnist Julie Burchill is once again being accused of anti-Irish racism.

This time her accuser is Noel Lynch, who is a member of the London Assembly and the Metropolitan Police Authority.

The Independent reports that he is to ask Scotland Yard’s diversity unit to investigate comments made by Burchill in a Guardian column published on 20 September.

In the course of the article, which was about the St Patrick’s Day parade in London, she made disparaging remarks about “the celebration of a religion that condemns contraception, abortion, divorce and the right of a woman to be a priest”.

This was too much for Mr Lynch. “We have had too much discrimination for too long to just allow someone to just abuse us whenever she feels like it,” he thundered. “It’s racism and it gets me hot under the collar.”

A similar article last year

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow

Posted: 3rd, October 2003 | In: Broadsheets Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink