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Wednesday, January 25, 2006
  Not even the lowly bowl of soup is safe from the baleful glimpse of the PC crowd.

BBC NEWS | Europe | French crackdown on 'racist soup': "A leading French anti-racism movement has urged Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy to ban pork soup give-aways throughout the country.

Bernadette Hatier, vice president of the Movement Against Racism and for Friendship Between Peoples, said the scheme was a ploy to drum up far-right votes ahead of 2007 presidential elections.

'Nothing illegal'

Many local authorities have said they are powerless to intervene as the groups are not breaking the law.

National Front spokesman Bruno Gollinisch said that people had the right to be charitable to whomever they want.

He described moves to ban the pork soup kitchens as 'revelatory of authorities' alienation from the French people'.

Dominique Lescure, head of the Nice-based group Soulidarieta, said pork was a traditional part of French cuisine"
 
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