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Top Gear's bigots turn on Travellers

Issue No. 2306

You’d have thought that BBC’s Top Gear programme had run out of minority groups to insult and smear.

But presenter Richard Hammond found a new group of people to offend last week.

He decided it would be a good idea to use the word “pikey” in Top Gear magazine.

“Pikey” is a racist term used to describe Travellers.

But it’s no surprise that Hammond thinks it’s okay to use it.

This is the man who once described Mexicans as “lazy” and “feckless”.

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