It is not quite the one-legged black lesbians beloved of non-PC comedians, but Essex University will launch a study into Irish gays living in London.
The excellent Tax Payer’s Alliance have criticised the £82,000 award. I myself am not sure exactly what this study can bring. Why Irish gays in particular? I thought the Catholic Church used to beat it out of them, maybe that’s why their all in London. The study is to be led by Professor Graham Norton.
But the best bit is this piece of socialogical jargon from lead researcher Roisin Ryan-Flood (I was joking about Norton):
“By exploring the relationship between sexuality, ethnicity, and migration, the study will uncover the ways in which contemporary sexual citizenship, migration and LGBT imaginaries of the metropolis are mutually implicated in complex ways.”
Sexual citizenship? LGBT imaginaries? Mutually implicated? What has happened to the English language? If there are any sociologists out there maybe you could translate this into plain English for me.