'A PASS-MARK TO PROTEST' was the title of the Guardian piece by Jonathan Myerson.
Perhaps, it should have been entitled A PASS-MARK TO COMMENT?
'merkinonparis's comment 11 Jul 09, 2:54pm (about 3 hours ago)
Heard it before on these pages.
Marcel Berlins seemed to think that only people who could appear on The Round Britain Quiz had the intellect to make an informed choice in an election.
As the good Lord S said : 'maybe these young guys had already decided you were a prat'.
'He's that guy with the dysfunctional family whose son used to sell us our weed'
If you read the thread linked to you will see why Jonathan Myerson was so soundly trashed by the CiFers.
Nonetheless, my comment disappeared into that Black Hole of Orwellian Nothingness that we have come to know and love.
As my father would say 'he has a couple of Ologies and a BAFTA or two yet he knows fuck all about nothing.'
You bet - and you can see why.
On a more serious note Mr Myerson should count himself lucky that when he approached these vulnerable truants he was not in Telford Town Park.
There the nanny state has decreed that 'all unaccompanied adults walking in Telford Town Park are potential paedophiles. As such, park wardens have been ordered to stop and interrogate anyone who is not accompanied by children'.
Officer : 'What was the nature of your contact with these children'?
Dogwalker ; 'Well, they were interested in my puppy so I asked them a probing question about the millennium development goals'
Officer : Lettsby Avenue.