Friday, 5 January 2007

Urban Myth

I see from Jim Jay’s Blog that The Sun, yesterday had a headline ‘SWAN BAKE. Asylum seekers steal the Queen’s swans for barbecues’
This headline has been popping up for years. I have even being told by people that ‘a friend’ or a cousin’ etc had seen the bones. This got to such pitch that in 2004, when I was on the London Metropolitan Police Authority I asked the police to check it out. The answer came back ‘there has never been a case of swan killing’ This is what is known as an URBAN MYTH, but of course, that never stopped papers like The Sun publishing this thinly disguised racist drivel.

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