The Guardian tells us that “Orange has received a flood of complaints from customers”...but how?…here’s how:
A campaign against him was mounted on the website of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee. Yesterday it emerged that Mr Wilson has been suspended pending an internal Orange investigation. A spokesman for MPACUK said Mr Wilson's views were extremely unhelpful at a time when British Muslims are increasingly being subjected to bigotry and prejudice, and bordered on racist.
…and interestingly, look at the address window when you follow the Guardian link: it is under this archive: politics.guardian.co.uk/terrorism!!!
From the ConservativeHome site: Inigo Wilson manages community affairs for a large telecoms company. [we now know who!]. His favourite blogs are ‘the Belmont club’ and ConservativeHome...He is a regular reader of Commentary, National Review and The Spectator. Go to the list via the link in the article on the ConsHome site or go straight to it here. Inthe article Inigo Wilson had some interesting things to say:
And there is evidence to be found in official communications not only of the changed language but also the altered priorities it attempts to mask. You can find some particularly rich hunting grounds among the well-stocked leaflet displays of Metropolitan Police stations. No one yet has formally announced that the Met doesn’t 'do' ordinary crime, but each flyer makes it clear that if you are one of the large range of very modern sounding 'victim' types, then you are the priority for modern policing.
I touched on something similar when I posted on Officers Out Of Order, re the various Associations of Police and the strange reaction by the AMP (Association of Muslim Police) to what I would have thought would be normal police procedure; here is another example of how they seem to do anything but ‘be policemen’. I know I’m being unfair to them, after all it’s government policy they follow.
Finally, there is the language of race and rights activists, part of the rainbow coalition of charities, pressure groups and human-rights lawyers. Between them, these contributors have built a whole new linguistic system to communicate with each other - and us. As for the motive, well, if you want to hide some things and advance others while relatively undetected, then what better way to do it than by using language that has slipped the moorings of any tangible meaning. And every day is now 'a good day to bury bad news'.
The actual Leftie Lexicon is really rather good but there’s only one entry for ‘O’: Organised labour - what Lefties used to be interested in….other examples, and the ones that (I presume) have caused the grief are, for instance:
Legitimate grievances - foreign affairs: why we're all to blame for deranged Islamists murdering people in the developed world.
Liaise - the day-to-day process of Lefty Government. Replaces 'work'.
Relevant - education: something badly written, with references to sex and full of swear-words. Always better than literature by 'dead white people'.
• Christianity: irrational, dangerous belief that material things may not be the principal motive behind human behaviour.
• Judaism: most Israelis are Jewish, so probably 'intolerant'.
• Islam: always needs to be 'understood'.
Inigo, if you hadn’t mentioned ‘that’ religion’ nobody would have cared! Please read Inigo's Lexicon but we also know there’s some "great" (i.e. crap) ‘management speak’ already out there, we had this on the beeb not long ago but this info on Seto.org, apart from starting with my favourite politician joke, has some classics:
TRANSLATION: Public relations has written a carefully phrased answer.
MANAGEMENT SPEAK: That's a good question.
TRANSLATION: I don't have a good answer.
MANAGEMENT SPEAK: That's an intriguing notion that merits additional thought on the part of our best people.
TRANSLATION: No. (hehehehe)