A leading right-wing journalist has blamed the outrage surrounding Paul Hollywood's Nazi costume on "totalitarian political correctness" and said this incident has nothing to do with the global rise in anti-semitism.
The Sun has published pictures of Hollywood wearing a Nazi uniform at a party. The Bake Off star has apologised, while saying the pictures dated from 2003 and were a homage to hit World War II-themed sitcom 'Allo 'Allo.
James Delingpole, a columnist for Breitbart and The Spectator amongst others, told Julia Hartley-Brewer the reaction to the photos "shows how times have changed," adding that "in the 1980s it was deemed fit subject matter for a sitcom, 'Allo 'Allo, and no-one batted an eyelid."
Delingpole pointed out that even the youngest Holocaust survivors have passed away and yet we are now more "hyper-sensitive" than ever.
"This hyper-sensitivity has nothing to do with understanding of the Holocaust and everything to do with stultifying, aggressive political correctness, which is designed by the liberal left to make people uncomfortable, be forced to apologise and be humiliated.
"It's the sort of thing you would expect in totalitarian countries."