BRAKESPEARE: Support for editor of Fenland parish magazine who was criticised for publishing Irish jokes
BARBARA Kingman, who I know mainly from being secretary of the Chatteris What Next group, drops me a line to express her support for the hard-working editor of a parish magazine.
Barbara is hopping mad that Pat Mills, who puts together the parish newsletter in Christchurch, should be under fire (Diary last week) for publishing an innocuous joke about the Irish and the criticism it attracted from a Dr Osborne.
“Well, you should really get a life, Dr Osbourne,” she writes. “A harmless, gentle joke in a village magazine.
“Of all the serious, awful, unhappy events going on in the world today, you pick on a joke.
“The editor, Mrs Mills, is one of the most hard-working volunteers I have known.
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“She runs an excellent magazine and is well-known for her kindness. Racist she is not.”
And, quite frankly, Barbara that’s typical of the reaction I’ve received elsewhere this week.
- 1 Police forensics team begin search after death of woman in her 70s
- 2 Firefighters attempted to resuscitate suspected murder victim
- 3 Man arrested on suspicion of murder after death of woman in her 70s
- 4 Two boys, aged 12 and 14, arrested after 3am service station burglary
- 5 iPads and laptops stolen in school break-in
- 6 Class B drug factory discovered following British Gas search warrant
- 7 Pervert filmed himself having sex with girl, 14, and then shared video online
- 8 Defeated Tory hits out at ‘toxic brand’ and says ‘James Palmer had it coming’
- 9 MP Steve Barclay visits £14m A47 Guyhirn roundabout upgrade works
- 10 Drink-driver blows over four times legal limit after ‘booze and cruise’