Commentary on the state of modern Britain, plus the occasional gem about what I would do to fix it
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Middle-aged posers in shorts riding miniature aluminium scooters, prick up your ears. From Damian Thompson -
"If you’re a fan of BBC Radio 5 Live, you should steer clear of it on September 5. Unless you’re a raging eco-bore, in which case you’re in for a treat. To mark Energy Day, whatever that is, 'Richard Bacon will be powered by the pedal as exercise bikes are set up for guests and Richard himself to hop-on'. Ed Davey and Caroline Flint will debate global warming (no sceptics allowed!). A 'human hamster wheel' will generate kinetic energy. Plus loads of other fatuous green stunts. The Beeb is inviting the public to turn up and watch. No thanks: it would make me feel like an 18th-century visitor to Bedlam, whiling away a Sunday afternoon by gawping at the loonies."