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Woke witch-finders hunt actual witches over offending the disabled in the latest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic

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As the UK enters into a second lockdown thanks to coronavirus, it seems the ability to escape the horror of our current situation and revel for 106 minutes in a fabulous world of fantasy storytelling has become the latest casualty of this cursed Covid-19.

Were he still alive, Roald Dahl, possessor of an arch sense of the ridiculous would no doubt be whooping with delight in the shed at the bottom of his garden, at the absurdity of a decision by Warner Bros to apologise to people offended by the “shocking” portrayal of witches in the latest movie entitled, er, ‘The Witches’.

So what’s the issue? Racism? Sexism? Transgenderism? Islamophobism? Veganism?

None of the above. What has caused the latest confection of outrage is that the witches, with Grand High Witch brilliantly portrayed by Anne Hathaway, in the movie are missing two fingers on each hand and are bald.

That’s it.

However, judging by the fuss caused by this rethinking of the characters in this second Hollywood treatment of Dahl’s work, you would have thought it was a fairytale retelling of Mein Kampf. The snowflake constituency is in meltdown. It’s “shockingly out of touch” they cry and portrays disability as “something to be scared of.”

Their complaint is that giving the villains in this children’s story clawed hands and smooth, hairless heads will........

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