Monday, 18 January 2010

Mail readers are mad... official!

I know that Daily Mail readers have a reputation for being rabid and right wing, but it looks as if the tide may be turning with a comment posted on the newspaper's website by one reader who responded to an article concerning the increasing punishment culture in the UK. More than £400 million is raised each year via parking tickets, speeding fines, litter laws and other so-called 'soft crimes'. Overwhelmingly these are aimed at the middle classes who pay up like good little lambs. Anyway, back to the Mail's reader who posted this hilarious little gem.

"I personally do not see anything wrong with the Police and other officials enforcing laws which our Government has passed in order to make the quality of life better for all of us. It is thanks to politicians like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown that Police and other officials have at last been granted sufficient powers to make our society a better place to live. If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear.

The money raised in fines from wrong doers is put to good use by our Councils in that they employ more staff to keep order in the community, if that means fining yet more people for anti social offences then so be it. We must all obey all the laws which are put in place for our own good. Let us hope Gordon Brown wins the next election so that this good work may continue."
To be fair, I don't think this post was from a typical Mail reader. It's more likely a Mr G Brown from 10 Downing Street posting under a pseudonym. You can read more on the story here


  1. Oh goodness; thank you, I needed a belly laugh today!

  2. Is it possibly tongue in cheek??

  3. "Is it possibly tongue in cheek?"

    I do hope so!

  4. Hilarious. Almost certainly by a member of the Gordon Brown Fan Club.

    Speaking of which, did you know that Mr Brown is how people in Nazi Germany used to refer to Adolf if they wanted to say something less than flattering but didn't fancy being arrested and beaten up/sent to a concentration camp/shot. Mr Black was of course Mussolini.

  5. "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear."

    Not so - I fear having to prove I have nothing to hide.

    As my letter in the Telegraph and Times said last year.

    This post just has to be TIC ? Please !

    Alan Douglas