Mr Grumpy . . . 16th August 2018

As is often the case, I’m sat in a hotel, where I’ve been all week before I go over to France at the weekend (which I’m dreading – I might get kidnapped!) Sat working with the telly on behind me (it’s not in full HD, so I have to avert my eyes) and – naturally – listening to Sky News, a couple of things made me turn round… Just now, the row over Boris “Karloff” Johnson and his comments that Muslim women wearing burqas look like “letterboxes and burglars” is gathering pace with the usual cries for the guilty (by social media kangaroo court) to be hanged, pension halved and personal wealth redistributed to people with big gobs and a sea of manufactured rage (actually a magnified puddle).

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