Paxman brands civil servants, universities and the media 'snowflakes'

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Jeremy Paxman launches scathing attack on modern society, branding civil servants, universities and the media 'snowflakes' who treat older people as 'fair game' for jokes Jeremy Paxman, 69, bemoans how easily-offended 'snowflakes' have taken over He launched a scathing attack on the ease with which so many take offence Paxman even warns snowflakes 'have taken charge in government departments'

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 22:01 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 22:02 BST, 1 July 2019

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Once he had politicians in his sights. Now for Jeremy Paxman it's political correctness.

The former Newsnight presenter has launched a scathing attack on the ease with which so many take offence and how it means that the elderly are the only people you can make jokes about.

He also fired a broadside at the health and safety brigade in a world that 'seeks to avoid all danger'.

The former Newsnight presenter has launched a scathing attack on the ease with which so many take offence and how it means that the elderly are the only people you can make jokes about

The former Newsnight presenter has launched a scathing attack on the ease with which so many take offence and how it means that the elderly are the only people you can make jokes about

Paxman, 69, bemoans how easily-offended 'snowflakes' have taken over. He writes that in our 'cowardly' world, pensioners might as well walk about with a sign pinned to their backs saying 'Kick me'.

'They are fair game because they do not bite back,' he says. This contrasts with some sectors of society – 'the cops, the legal system, the young, the dim, the gifted' – that cannot be mocked.

'There is an assumption that the word 'snowflake' can only be applied to oversensitive politically correct young people who can take offence at the slightest provocation,' Paxman says in his column in the latest edition of Saga magazine.

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