Reading in a paper this weekend I see Political Correctness strikes again as a Muslim oriented sketch on a new ITV2 show is removed because it may offend people. Apparently is was removed on the advice of Lawyers, without any proof but similar to the dropping of the book by the author Sherry Jones, because it might cause offence. But I suppose that is the root of political correctness: it’s never about anything that is, it’s always about maybe, perhaps, could. That is no way for any law to be – although I’m not sure if political correctness has any basis in law or any legal standing. But it works, it stops things. Mainly through fear. And fear is no basis for any law.

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