Oh Norman

It’s truly heartwarming to hear that mad old duffer Lord ‘On yer bike’ Tebbit join the Thatcher Golliwog debate with such a meaningful contribution:

“It does seem very odd that Jonathan Ross can be back broadcasting having made obscene, insulting remarks on the air, and Carol Thatcher, who said something which is allegedly highly offensive but which I rather doubt was meant to be so, in private, should be banned in this way.

“It is probably a bit of a way for the BBC to get back at Carol’s mother.”

Is it any wonder that many people – including myself – see the House of Lords as an increasingly irrelevance in a modern political system when one of its members spouts guff like this?

Not only has our Norm shown himself to be a budding conspiracy theory nut, but also failed to understand the fundamental difference between what Ross said and what Carol Thatcher said.

Couple this with the recent revelation that four peers from the Lords may have been engaged in questionable ‘consultancy’ activity and you have even more of a case for the dissolution of that anachronistic old boys club.

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2 Responses

  1. Bless them. It must be nice on their planet. You might enjoy this:

    http://caughtinthemiddleman.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/freedom-of-speech/

  2. Nice blogging!
    This sheds some light on the incident:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7871000/7871584.stm

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