Opinion Ian O'Doherty

Monday 23 October 2017

Ian O'Doherty: How very dare he

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

In these rather timid times, when the very act of even potentially causing offence is enough to have people running screaming to the police in a fit of righteous fury, people need to be careful about what they say to other people.

And, in a rare bout of political incorrectness, the normally reserved New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has really put his foot in it.

Bloomberg, as you know, is normally seen as a stuffy, multi-billionaire liberal who has brought in the hugely unpopular smoking ban, has changed regulations regarding what kind of food the notoriously grumpy and independent Noo Yoikers can eat in certain restaurants and he is, to be frank, a bit of a social engineer -- one of those guys who thinks that we should all live the exact same way as he does.

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