Monday, 25 October 2010
Foreigners Stole My Mushrooms
'Migrants help to strip New Forest of its mushrooms' run the Excress headline. "Gangs of East Europeans and amateur cooks inspired by TV chefs are stripping a forest of its valuable mushrooms to the horror of locals ... Picking mushrooms is a part of life on the Continent but, traditionally, it has not been something Britons have taken to. Yet with TV chefs extolling the virtue of the free food, locals have joined immigrants in stripping the forest." Too much to expect the rag to run a headline saying ' Amateur cooks help to strip New Forest of its mushrooms' or even 'Locals help to strip New Forest of its mushrooms'? Of course not, not xenophobic enough.