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Cable Street

Reader comment on item: When Osama bin Laden Becomes PC

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Jan 26, 2004 at 02:12

If you wrote that article in Britain, you could be arrested for it. I have lived in Britain for 6 years and I know exactly what I am talking about.

Apparently, the origins of British PC come from a street battle that took place in 1934 in the streets of the London East End. In those days, British fascists tried to march in the multi-cultural and Jewish area of Cable Street in the East End of London: they got beaten up by communists and left-wingers. Today, anti-Semites and communists use Cable Street as a an excuse for their violent methods. Moreover, a very extreme anti-discrimination legislation called "Race Relations" ensures that PC reigns all over Britain. You might get the odd right-wing publication such as The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph etc. but they are exceptions. A lot has changed since Cable Street and Britons have become anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist. The violence and PC of that day have lived on, though.

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