93-year-old never thought he’d live to see the day when he could be bigoted again

A VISIBLY moved pensioner has welcomed Britain’s newfound tolerance of bigoted attitudes.

The Windrush scandal and rising hate crimes have reminded Norman Steele of happier times when he could use words like ‘sambo’, ‘yid’ and ‘mick’ without everyone getting really tense.

An emotional Steele said: “There are people saying ‘Fuck off, we’re full’ and ‘The bloody Muslims are taking over!’. It’s like a wonderful trip down memory lane.

“I’m so relieved everything’s back to normal after all this so-called political correctness and my grandchildren saying I shouldn’t describe my black care worker Yvonne as a ‘spear thrower’.

“When we used terms like ‘coon’ in the 1970s it was all in good humour and no one meant any harm by it, except the organised fascist groups who wanted to kill them.”

Steele is now hoping the current racism and xenophobia will re-popularise other archaic terms of abuse for minority groups such as ‘spics’, ‘chinks’ and ‘nancies’.

He added: “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not afraid to move with the times. ‘Bitches’ is a much better way of describing women.”