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Basil Brush With The Law: A Fox’s Tail

by | 16th, March 2008

basil-brush.jpg SAYS the MAIL: “Basil Brush probed by police over ‘racist abuse’ in gipsy spell sketch.”

Dame Rosie Fortune has just moved into a flat above Basil and Mr Stephen’s. Basil, a stuffed fox is sat before Dame Rosie. She offers to tell Basil’s fortune.

Says Basil: “I went to a fortune teller once and he said I was going on a long journey.” When Mr Stephen asks what happens, Basil replies: “He stole my wallet and I had to walk all the way home.”

Joseph Jones, vice-chairman of the Southern England Romany, Gipsy and Irish Traveller Network, says: “This sort of thing happens quite regularly and we are fed up with making complaints about stereotypical comments about us in words that we find racist or offensive. Racist abuse of black people is quite rightly no longer deemed acceptable, but when a comedian makes a joke on TV about pikeys or gippos, there’s no comeback.”

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman says: “We can confirm that we received a complaint from a member of the public about a TV show featuring

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