Mail cartoon portrays immigrants as animals

The Daily Mail today publishes a cartoon portraying immigrants as animals. A new low, even for the Mail.

A new low, even for the Mail. As Sunny at Liberal Conspiracy says:

“Fucking disgusting, even by usual Daily Mail standards”

H/T: Liberal Conspiracy

33 Responses to “Mail cartoon portrays immigrants as animals”

  1. Anon E Mouse

    Please. For goodness sake it’s a joke – get a sense of humour and stop being so serious. Lighten up…

  2. Liz McShane

    Anon – I have heard this guy on the TV & Radio… he espouses a very insidious form of racism that is dressed up in a cloak of respectability. I think making his point is one thing but actively encouraging people to send in Irishmen jokes is a bit infantile and to be honest I thought we had moved on from that.

  3. Liz McShane


    ps. I meant to add just because it is casual racism I don’t think it’s any more acceptable.

  4. Anon E Mouse

    Liz – Stop it. I dislike Irish jokes but people should be free to tell them if they want.

    This attempted control of humour is like trying to prevent peoples freedom until we live in a society where the thought police control our every action.

    I’m not racist but I accept that there are people who are and as long as they don’t deliberately offend people with the views I don’t share I really don’t mind.

    I do not want to live in a society where people like Nick Griffin are prevented from going on Question Time, even though he heads a perfectly legal political party and cartoons of some medieval religious character are used as the basis for carrying out acts of extreme violence.

    Providing the cartoon here is not breaking any law, and it’s not and it’s funny, then I can’t see a problem with it.

    The problem with the left at present is everything is sanitised like some sort of Disney like theme park and that is not what free speech is about.

    And whoever “Sunny” is at “Liberal Conspiracy” he/she needs to lighten up, lose the bad language in public forums and get a life because if he/she really thinks this is “disgusting” the life he/she leads is very sheltered. (Or he/she hasn’t left school yet).

    Either way if you want to start banning freedom of humour where will it end?

  5. Liz McShane

    Anon – I agree it is low grade racism and not vitriolic but I do think it is one thing Irish people making jokes about themselves and others eg English men/women doing it.

    As an Irish person yourself, you will be well aware of the troubled history and lack of confidence that Irish people living this side of the water (historically) had in being Irish – it’s only since the end of the Troubles etc that Irish people have been comfortable sounding & being Irish. Many will still remember the days when signs were up in boarding houses stating “No blacks no dogs, no Irish”. Thank God those days are gone.

    Anti-Irish racism is the same as any other form of racism and should not be tolerated or encouraged.

    I do have a sense of humour believe it or not but I think Douglas Murray has over stepped the mark (as he is prone to do.)

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