I put a link to this on a facebook community page and it sparked off an interesting debate. Eventually it got into a very heated discussion about the use of the word ‘pikey’ to describe members of travelling communities. People were stating their views very strongly and some others were getting offended and hurt by it so I decided to delete the post and all the responses.
I did have email alerts set up with each reply sent to me, so I thought I’d put a few up here, names of contributors removed please let me know what you agree or disagree with in the comments below. (I will give each person a colour instead of a name so that you can see some of the back and forth).