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Treading on Welsh sensibilities
A Northern Irish man is convicted of racial harassment for calling a Welsh woman an English bitch.
There may not be much love lost between the various parts of the United Kingdom — particularly where the English are concerned — but the judgment of Welshpool magistrates appears to add a new dimension to the relationship.
The man, Mick Forsythe, used the insult against Lorna Steele after a minor traffic accident in Wales. He says the sentence is political correctness gone mad; she says she couldn’t let him get away with what he said.
What do you think? Was racial harassment too heavy a charge to bring or was it justified?