Heard the one about stupidity?
DOUGLAS Murray, director of the Centre for Social Cohesion in Britain, got more than he bargained for when he invited people to post "Irish jokes" on his blog. But no more than he might have expected, had he given the matter a moment's thought.
The predictable result was a flood of crass and offensive contributions. Mr Murray, who must be one of the world's innocents, has not read them -- or apparently realised how much they conflict with his "social cohesion" position. Any Irish person, however, will find their content easy to guess.
First, these items are usually not Irish jokes at all. The same rubbish has been directed from time to time against blacks, Jews, Pakistanis, French Canadians, and so on and on.