Scrapping political correctness

The first election flyer came through the door yesterday. It’s from UKIP. It’s what you’d expect from UKIP really. But one of their bullet-points particularly amused me. They try to make it sound like it’s illegal to be politically incorrect.

UKIP says: …

  • scrap political correctness so people can speak their mind

As if people aren’t allowed to speak their mind (so long as they don’t incite violence and suchlike). I’d like to know exactly how they’d be able to “scrap” political correctness. What would they do — give the BBC a racist joke quota?

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