Spot the odd one out. Jewish politician urged not to insult atheist party leader. Man from all-boys school sends intimate texts to attractive redhead. Straight black man wants same-sex marriage. Pakistani Muslims jailed for sexual assaults on white girls. The first three are ridiculously loaded and leading headlines. The last was a real one.
You may need some assistance here. Labour’s leader Ed Miliband has been advised not to burn his bridges with Nick Clegg in case a Lib-Lab pact is needed after the next election. Our old Etonian Prime Minister has been texting “lots of love” to Rupert Murdoch’s henchwoman Rebekah Brooks. Barack Obama has come out in support of gay marriage.
Nobody nowadays would dream of calling Miliband a “Jewish politician” in that way. So why are the 11 men convicted of sex offences in Rochdale described as “Pakistani Muslims”?
Paul Vallely in the Independent on Sunday, 13 May 2012