In an interesting article about the new equality bill – ‘This bold equality push is just what we needed. In 1997’ - Toynbee briefly discusses political correctness.
The phrase "political correctness" was born as a coded cover for all who still want to say Paki, spastic or queer, all those who still want to pick on anyone not like them, playground bullies who never grew up. The politically correct society is the civilised society, however much some may squirm at the more inelegant official circumlocutions designed to avoid offence. Inelegance is better than bile.
For more from the Polemical Report on political correctness see: