Sunday, May 07, 2006

Congratulations to the "Islington Traffic Wardens" piece!

Congratulations to the "Traffic Wardens in Islington are Overenthusiastic And There Will Be A Middle Class Revolt" piece, which has this week won the "Golden Groundhog" Long Service Award, on the occasion of its fifth (at least) printed appearance in a Nick Cohen column.

In related news, apparently "multiculturalism" made people vote BNP; apparently if you allow brown people to talk about their culture, white people will also want their own culture, and that is the BNP. WTF? Don't ask me. Perhaps we should follow the French model of ignoring all differences, because Lord knows it's not as if far-right politics are important in France.

More namechecks for "Searchlight"; this is becoming a bit of a trend. I have to say that in my personal opinion, Searchlight are really not all that. They have talked a fine line of crap about "Combat 18" over the years and on the few things they have written about where I have something close to first hand knowledge, I have not been impressed by their research.

btw, do any of our readers who are RESPECT members have any opinions about Nick's assertion that your councillors are useless? He seems to be lacking in specifics there.

And finally ... if you are going to berate people for using the hackneyed "Titanic" metaphor, ask the subs to put a bit of space between that bit and the one where you refer to people from Islington as "bruschetta-eaters" who go to dinner parties, eh softlad?

3 Comments:

Anonymous rioja kid said...

I think Searchlight would have a legitimate grouse about Nick's implication that the existance of Respect implies that you can't do anything about the BNP. This really is burning down your contacts.

Incidentally, is blaming multiculturalism for the rise of the BNP a seal of Dacre?

5/07/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Incidentally, is blaming multiculturalism for the rise of the BNP a seal of Dacre?

Sounds like it is to me, old boy.

Of course, in writing for the Evening Standard, Nick is already in the employ of the 4th Viscount Rothermere of the Daily Mail and General Trust! :-)

Just a short hop over to the Daily Mail itself.

But he's not quite ready yet.

5/08/2006 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous little keithy said...

Incidentally, is blaming multiculturalism for the rise of the BNP a seal of Dacre?

If it is, then a few of us are up for having cute baby Cornish seals named after us following our proposing this particular seal of Dacre back in February.
While I am excited at the prospect of a Little Keithy seal (and share a more than passing resemblance to one), given there were at least three if not more proposing it maybe we should name the seal Dacre Cohen?

5/11/2006 12:50:00 PM  

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