Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Turn Him Away !

I might be a bit late jumping on the bandwagon (and it's not the only wagon I have to be on these days, such is the price of drink in this country now) but I really hope that the campaign to ban Alistair Darling from every pub in the country catches on.

This splendid movement has considerable support on the 'Net. By all accounts the Reactionary Snob was one of the first off the mark and now a number of other blogs have joined in. Like Trixy, the Wardman Wire, Mr Eugenides, Andrew Dodge, Cricket and Civilisation, Wonko's World, Curly's Corner Shop and Alex Massie to name but a few. And the Facebook Group's doing a brisk trade, too (1,500 members).

Quite apart from marvelling at the power of the Internet to spread an idea quickly and effectively, I personally love the idea of this mean-spirited, tax-craving, freedom-bashing, socialist sod being turned away from a pub that welcomes everyone else with open arms. It would never actually happen of course, because if he ever did try to visit a pub he'd send one of his minions ahead of him to ensure that he'd be allowed in (and probably try to turn it into a photo opportunity at the same time) but the image of Darling being given short shrift by an outraged landlord does offer me some comfort as I cradle my glass of warm water.


nuttycow said...

Warm water?

Womble On Tour said...

Yah, used to be whisky, but can't afford that anymore...sob.

Political Umpire said...

Well as Bill said on my post the chances of him being anywhere other than a lawn tennis club's tearoom are slim. Why can't more people see through the ridiculous farce that is:

1. Darling raising the tax by 4p per pint and 14p per wine bottle, and

2. Darling saying he's doing so not as a cash cow but to curb binge drinking, when

3. No binge drinker on the planet is going to be deterred from a single extra pint by having to pay an extra 4p for it. And if 14p makes a significant difference to the price of your wine bottle, you shouldn't be drinking it in the first place.