by David Furness
Politically correct madness breaks out in Devon’s ‘Little White Town’.
Bideford in Devon is known as ‘The Little White Town’ but its signposts must now be changed because of racism complaints.
In 1850, Bideford battled outbreaks of cholera, and so, the council ordered limewashing of the houses.
In 1855 in his novel Westward Ho!, the author Charles Kingsley wrote about the “the little white town of Bideford”.
One hundred and sixty-four years later, political correctness reared its ugly head, and coucillors decided to change the signposts.
Bideford town councillor Dermot McGeough tabled a motion at the town council meeting.
He proposed that the council remove the offending words from all signs within the town and at the town entrances.
Cllr McGeough then used the phrases ‘racist slur’, ‘not politically correct’, and ‘racist white supremacist’ in his speech.
However, one sensible councillor called the proposal “political correctness gone mad”.
In a poll, most residents (69%) were horrified at the politically correct attitude of the councillors.
Nonetheless, the council decided to surrender to the politically correct demands to change the wording from ‘Little White Town’ to ‘Charles Kingsley’s “Little white town” (1855)’.
Katie Hopkins slammed the decision and said Bideford “… will ALWAYS be The Little White Town”.
Little White Town: White City in London could be the next target for a forced name change
There is an area of West London called White City in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
White City is home to major TV broadcasters and production companies.
TV shows filmed here include The Graham Norton Show, The Jonathan Ross Show, Good Morning Britain, This Morning and Loose Women.
The problem for the politically correct virtue signallers is that most residents of the White City Estate are non-white.
Furthermore, those residents haven’t complained about White City being a ‘racial slur’.
Those liberals who work for the BBC and ITV in White City have also not complained — not yet anyway!
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