Wheelie bad news

Hmm…a bit of free time, so a cruise through the news…

World news…Ooh, Iran…OK there…nice and quiet…and North Korea won the footy…well done, them! So much for the ‘axis of evil’ and regional instability in the Far and Middle East.

The Economy…ah…lots of green shoots, so everything OK by Christmas. Two jobs for everyone and maybe some tax cuts next year!

Politics…nice to see full transparency over the MPs’ expenses…no need to bother with any reforms there. Carry on chaps – and dredge another moat on me, why don’t you?

Health…lots of dosh sloshing round in the NHS…waiting lists so short they’re begging you to have an op even if you don’t need one.

Local news…Doncaster’s well set…new EDP Mayor who’s going to clean up the town…Utopia by the autumn!

Everything’s great!

Not much news at all.

Which must explain why the Daily Mail is making such a big deal over this – even to the extent of launching a campaign.

Child abuse…economic ruin…criminal justice system broken…parliamentary corruption…


It’s those evil, evil wheelie bins that are the source of all mankind’s woes.

To Paul Dacre…it’s not the bins you twat…it’s the EU directives on waste you should be concerned about…

3 Responses

  1. I particularly enjoyed the name of the environmental campaigner quoted in the article. Maybe that’s just me being childish!

  2. Dear Lord… we did all this here in Sutton back in 1998-ish. When the council decided to bring in wheelie bins (including a green one for recyclables! The hippie pinko commie poofters!) and alternating green/brown collections, a number of borderline Tory nutters (including our ex-MP Loony Lady Olga Maitland) launched a determined campaign to bring back… er, I’m not exactly sure what.

    I think the general theme was “we demand the right to throw away as much as we want, whatever the cost of landfill or the ecological damage, but we don’t want to put it in unsightly wheelie bins… we want to keep it in our houses… er, hang on, is this right?”

  3. I like the wheelie bin idea personally as it keeps the rubbish out of reach of cats, rats and hedgehogs.
    Not sure I want a chip in it so some Jobsworth at the council can get his rocks off reading my rubbish stats though…
    At present we have black bags – I bought a wheelie bin to keep them in until collection day. We also have issues where I live with having a back way that’s too narrow for a dustcart so it’s quite a chore to get wheelie bins to the front. Even then, living in a cul de sac with double parking the wagon still can’t get down to my end.

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