Pikey? 5

More on the death throes of Britain, where PC once stood for the friendly, sturdy, common-sensical Police Constable, but now stands for the disease of which Britain is dying.

From the MailOnline:

A wealthy businessman was arrested at home in front of his wife and young son over an email which council officials deemed ‘offensive’ to gipsies – but which he had not even written.

And which was not said or written to a gipsy, and which no gipsy needed to have seen or read.

And it wasn’t even an ‘offensive term’ – it only rhymed with a term that is deemed offensive (and that we’ve never heard before).

The email, concerning a planning appeal by a gipsy, included the phrase: ‘It’s the ‘do as you likey’ attitude that I am against.’

Council staff believed the email was offensive because ‘likey’ rhymes with the derogatory term ‘pikey’.

What does ‘pikey’ mean? We’ve never heard it before. It is hinted in the story that it is a term that can hurt the feelings of some Irishmen.

The 45-year-old IT boss was held in a police cell for four hours until it was established he had nothing to do with the email, which had been sent by one of his then workers ….

But police had taken his DNA and later confirmed they would be holding it indefinitely.

The arraignment of this menacing criminal suspect cost thousands.

The businessman, who has asked not to be named, was also fingerprinted in the police investigation estimated to have cost taxpayers up to £12,000 [about $19,400].

He said two uniformed officers came to his house on a Sunday afternoon and said he would be handcuffed if he did not accompany them to the police station.

His computer and other internet equipment were also seized.

The email, from a computer at his company, was sent last August to a website at Rother District Council, in East Sussex, on which the public can comment on planning applications.

It was to record an objection to the gipsy’s mobile hme (mobile no longer) being concreted down ‘ in an area of outstanding beauty overlooking the Battle of Hastings site’.

The Crown Prosecution Service decided not to prosecute the man who actually sent the email, although he too was arrested by the  Sussex Police on  ‘suspicion of committing a racial or religious-aggravated offence’.

The police officer who made the decision to make the arrests is a female. If you call her a silly cow, which she is, you would probably be arrested in Britain for a ‘gender-aggravated offence’.

Chief Inspector Heather Keating said: ‘Sussex Police have a legal duty to promote community cohesion and tackle unlawful discrimination.

‘We are satisfied we acted appropriately in identifying the owner of the computer used and through this, the identity of the writer of the offending line.’

At the Battle of Hastings the Normans conquered the Saxons in 1066. Between 1066 and 2010 Britain rose to rule over the greatest empire the world has even seen and then dwindled to a sick little idiocracy.

  • Bill

    Very hard to follow up on C. Gee's comment. I am humbled.

    But I just want to say I'm tired of PC. I think there is more to PC than witch hunts. It's creative revenue-funding. We conservatives must be aware that we celebrate the local police as a friend. However the police and the left are coalitioning all over to manufacture crimes to justify the law enforcement bureacracy. I see this in one largely populated county in the USA. I gladly venture a guess that this is going on in all counties in the USA. We law abiding conservatives are being used.

    • Neitrick

      There is an old saying about the best way to make a conservative go against his beliefs is to talk about crime. I absolutely agree that law abiders are being used to fund the Left as well as serving as an ongoing experiement on just how far we are willing to be pushed. A seat belt law here, a smoking ban there and the next thing you know, we're not free anymore. I am grateful everyday that the Founders saw fit to bind the hands of government in the ways they did or else we'd be in exactly the same (sinking!) boat Europe is in.

      The only thing I can say here in Britian's defense is they were never completely free in the first place so they couldn't have possibly understood fully what they were throwing away. Unfortunately, we ( in America) do. I read a book recently that dealt with this kind of slow, soft, slide into fascism. Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. The premise was that the hard boot totalitarianism wouldn't fly in America so it would be done in degrees. My only hope is that Obama is too eager and tries for a big move prematurely.

      • Neitrick – this is an open question – I'm not disagreeing with what you say – I just want to know: In what ways would you say that Britons were not free between, say, the Glorious Revolution and the Second World War?

  • C. Gee

    Praise Keating for her cunning stunt.
    For double-entendre she loves to hunt.
    Nowhere will you get a more
    Keen chaser after metaphor.
    She'll find the hate in any word,
    No homophone will go unheard.
    She has been trained in Lang and Lit
    No idiom's beneath her wit.
    She knows that words are weapons which
    Can hurt like stones both poor and rich.
    Oh ” Irony Maven”, Mistress Parse,
    Thank you for your arty farce.

    • Bill

      Brilliant!