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Snowflake Farage has given in to foolish hypocrisy over Brand's joke

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13.06.2019

We should probably thank Nigel Farage, truth be told. His suggestion that a joke told by comedian Jo Brand on a BBC radio show amounted to incitement to violence, and should be investigated by the police, has proven something we have long suspected, but never quite been able to put our finger on.

When it comes to being a "snowflake", that most progressive of negative things, the political right are some of the biggest flakes in the blizzard.

BBC comedy is going through a rough patch at the moment, criticised repeatedly for being “too woke,” “too progressive,” “too politically correct” and, by extension, not funny enough. This once great institution’s tradition of producing side-splitting humour is now, more often than not, met with a roll of the eyes, or a shrug of the shoulders.

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It isn’t edgy enough, so people say, which is why things like the shouty Jonathan Pie........

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