View Full Version : Biggles series to be banned in EU?

I. M. Esperto
26th Apr 2002, 16:24
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=\ForeignBureaus\archive\ 200204\FOR20020424f.html

European Law Could Ban Distribution Of Old Testament
By Mike Wendling
CNSNews.com London Bureau Chief
April 24, 2002

London (CNSNews.com) - A proposed European Union law against racism could ban some children's stories and even the Old Testament, a British legislator said Wednesday.

Lord Richard Scott told colleagues that a suggested harmonization of European anti-racism laws would "almost certainly" ban children's stories such as the Biggles series, a popular set of British adventure novels.

Based on a fictional World War I pilot, the books were written by Capt. W. E. Johns starting in the 1930s. Main characters in the novels refer to "natives," "coons," "half-castes" and "half-breeds" and use nationality-specific slurs such as "Huns" and "Japs."



26th Apr 2002, 19:42
This is loony-Right tosh. Anti-Europeans will concoct any story to attract the credulous among the British electorate.

Remember straight bananas? Not true either.

Have a look at the link and make up your own mind.