Je suis inconsistent


Classical music's prosecco activists tweeted 'Je suis Charlie' in fervent support of the right to publish a cartoon that is clearly offensive to an ethnic group. Now the same activists are howling in protest - "stupid, crass and inexcusable" - about the publication in a BBC Proms programme of a cartoon - see above - that is questionably offensive to another ethnic group.

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