A bizarre front page

by Richard on June 18, 2009

Let’s see what is going on in the world. There’s a continuing political crisis at home. Romanian immigrants have to flee their homes in Northern Ireland because of violent bigotry. Public sector borrowing has reached record levels. Further afield, there’s the turmoil in Iran. Violence in Somalia. Hillary Clinton fractures an elbow. There’s some real big stuff going on out there.

So what does the Daily Mail put on its front page?

Daily Mail finally loses any sense of proportion

Daily Mail finally loses any sense of proportion

That’s it. Wheelie bins. The single most important issue facing us today. I’m glad we’ve got newspapers like the Mail helping us keep our eyes on the ball.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Wood 06.18.09 at 3:36 pm

Hasn’t the Mail been without any sense of proportion since at least 1997?

2

Richard 06.18.09 at 6:36 pm

There is that

3

malc 06.18.09 at 10:28 pm

I’m impressed that you think that Hillary Clinton breaking an elbow is “some really big stuff”.

Incidently, I discovered that my assistant this week actually voted for the BNP in the last election because, “he agrees what they say about Britain…” I shan’t tell you what he said about the Romanian situtation.

4

Beth 06.18.09 at 10:43 pm

Malc: fire him.

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Wood 06.19.09 at 8:27 am

Sadly, that’d be discrimination. Being a knob is not sufficient grounds for dismissal, although we may wish it was.

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Malc 06.20.09 at 8:45 pm

That and while he was assisting me (and therefore my assistant) I am alas not in a position of hiring/firing in the company.

Otherwise I would have certainly used the turning up late for work on Thursday and Friday as excuses to let him go!!

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Beth 06.21.09 at 1:47 am

I would say that if someone makes racist comments at work, that should at least be grounds for a formal reprimand. And it would be an interesting case in terms of discrimination - after all, if teachers, police officers and the clergy are not allowed to be members of the BNP, why is it discrimination if other employers choose not to employ BNP supporters?

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Richard 06.22.09 at 12:59 pm

The BNP aren’t in much of position to complain about discrimination, seeing as they don’t let you join if you’re black.

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Wood 06.23.09 at 10:53 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8114619.stm

The Equalities Commission is probably going to have the BNP under an injunction because of its membership restrictions. HAH.

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Tony Buglass 06.23.09 at 4:24 pm

About time.

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