Frankie Boyle IRA joke – victims’ campaigner complains to BBC BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A victims’ campaigner has written to the BBC to express concern about an IRA joke made by Frankie Boyle. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/frankie-boyle-ira-joke-victims-campaigner-complains-to-bbc-37981248.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37981247.ece/a687c/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-04_new_49282219_I1.JPG Email A victims’ campaigner has written to the BBC to express concern about an IRA joke made by Frankie Boyle. On his BBC Two programme last week, the Scot said it might be a relief for Theresa May to resign after having spent a weekend at Chequers with leading Tory Brexiteers. “Where the f*** are the IRA when you need them?” he asked. The joke has already drawn criticism from Lord Tebbit, who was pulled out of the rubble after the 1984 Brighton bomb, which left his wife paralysed. The Tory peer called on the BBC to ban the comedian – a view shared yesterday by TUV leader Jim Allister. The North Antrim MLA said: “Calling something comedy is not a licence to get away with a deeply disturbing attempt to parody brutal murder. “In the context, the correlation with the Brighton bombing is inescapable. Lord Tebbit called it exactly right.” However, Anne Graham, the sister of murdered academic Edgar Graham, said the remarks were “tasteless rather than… Read full this story
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