Friday, December 13, 2013

Pikey



Why is Jack Dromey MP referring to a "pikey"?

He has laughed it off as a reference to Dad's Army.

Has anyone spoken to Gareth Martin in Erdington Royal Mail Sorting Office and asked him why he is called "pikey"?

In any case, does not using this word (broadcast to the world on Twitter) show a lack of judgment?

The dog in the film The Dambusters is called "Nigger".  It is the fictional name of a black dog.  But would anyone today call their dog such a name, even as a jokey reference to The Dambusters?

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