I noted with interest that there was a protest at Carol Thatchers home today... I'm mystified as to how it possible to complain about the use of a word, when you don't know the context within which it was used.
Surely, you need to know how a word was used in order to determine if it was offensive? Maybe the BBC published a transcript of this private conversation and I just missed it... maybe they bug the green room.
I have no time for racism, but I really don't think Carol Thatcher is a racist, maybe she's a bit of a twit but that's not a crime.
I think protesting at her house is really out of line. She's not a politician. She made the remark to a couple of colleagues, not on the air. According to her, she did already apologize. She's been fired. Why keep hounding her? Is there such a thing as free speech in this country?
What is the point of the B.B.C. show "The One Show" any way and why do they have a Green Room in order that so called celebs (who are paid to do their job) can get sloshed at our expense.
C.T. is a twit and by now she should have known to watch her tongue in public and in private, but where will this all end. Certainly the scarey Head Girl from the BBC who pontificated on the Today show after the event has certainly set down the new school rules. So we end up with dull, dreary programmes (especially on radio 4 at lunchtime and 6.30pm) that mock the intelligence of us all in one way or another!