Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Acceptable hatred Politics/ UK/ Bigotry
"Travellers" or Gypsies as they are called in America, are so universally loathed in Britain that it remains acceptable to denigrate them in the most forceful of terms, even in polite society. One local group recently staged a "burning" to "exorcise" the town of the stain of travellers. A mock traveller caravan trailer, complete with cutouts of family members in its windows, was torched on the community green.

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