Det har kommet signaler om at man på de britiske øyer utvikler en politisk korrekthet som er fullt på høyde med norske forhold. Mark Steyn har ett eksempel:
…the other day, the author Lynette Burrows went on a BBC Five Live show to talk about the government’s new «civil partnerships» and expressed her opinion – politely, no intemperate words – that the adoption of children by homosexuals was «a risk». The following day, Fulham police contacted her to discuss the «homophobic incident».
A Scotland Yard spokesperson told the Telegraph’s Sally Pook that it’s «standard policy» for «community safety units» to investigate «homophobic, racist and domestic incidents» because these are all «priority crimes» – even though, in the case of Mrs Burrows, there is (to be boringly legalistic about these things) no crime, as even the zealots of the Yard concede. «It is all about reassuring the community,» said the very p.c. Plod to the Telegraph. «All parties have been spoken to by the police. No allegation of crime has been made. A report has been taken but is now closed.»
So no crime was committed. Yet Mrs Burrows was «investigated» and a report about the «incident» and her involvement in it is now on a government computer somewhere.
What is a crime? It’s a matter of opinion
By Mark Steyn