TWO events in the last week have signalled hope that there is perhaps a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel – and I am not referring to the global battle against Covid-19.

I refer to the far more deadly threat posed by the pernicious hordes of the Politically-Correct Brigade.

The first was the decision by the BBC’s new director-general, Tim Davie, to bow to public outrage and reverse the corporation’s decision to ban “Rule Britannia” and “Land of Hope and Glory” from the Last Night of the Proms (because they are deemed to glorify our colonial past).

The second was the overturning by the Department of Work and Pensions of the ruling by some PC nincompoop at a job centre in Stroud, Gloucestershire, that the owner of a hairdressing salon could not use the word ‘happy’ in an advertisement for an assistant, because it discriminated against job-seekers who are UNhappy!

When, I wonder, will the moronic dimwits who march under the banner of Political Correctness wake up to the fact that far from making us a more tolerant society, they are fostering intolerance and divisiveness?

But we can at least take some comfort from the events of the last week that the tide is turning against those who, if they had their way, would make us all terrified of opening our mouths for fear of upsetting some thin-skinned snowflake.


READMAN Norwich Avenue West, Bournemouth