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Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:25 am
by SoulBoy
Today's pop culture reference is a Clash album track from 1979. I hope the ghost of Joe Strummer rises specifically to give Littlejohn a kick in the bollocks.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:45 am
by The Rationalist
Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:23 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... pdown.html

A confused rant about London and the perils of putting one of them in charge.
He is a mendacious and poisonous little twat. TFL is being told to raise fares by the government or they will won't get a bail out!

Most of his Northern wall readers are probably loving London suffering. Went into the office near St Pauls for the first time since March. The quietness was freaky!

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 am
by Boiler
The Rationalist wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:45 am
Went into the office near St Pauls for the first time since March. The quietness was freaky!
The trunk roads into London are very quiet too - my journey into M25-land is almost like a Saturday now, every day.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:10 am
by Oblomov
The Rationalist wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:45 am
Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:23 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... pdown.html

A confused rant about London and the perils of putting one of them in charge.
He is a mendacious and poisonous little twat. TFL is being told to raise fares by the government or they will won't get a bail out!

Most of his Northern wall readers are probably loving London suffering. Went into the office near St Pauls for the first time since March. The quietness was freaky!
I'm still yet to go back in, am eyeing up the first week of November because it'll be a one year anniversary since I started at my current place.

I hope my favourite sarnie shop is still going :(

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:29 pm
by davidjay
The slide towards outright racism continues.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:55 pm
by youngian
So no one from, say, Tottenham, in the north-east, is going to bother driving to Twickenham, in the south-west, for dinner — especially as the restaurant in which they were planning to eat will probably have gone out of business by the time they get there, several hours later.

Where I live, in North London, it’s quicker to drive to Birmingham than Bromley. In fact, I’m much nearer to Hertfordshire than the neighbouring London borough of Haringey.

And there’s another anomaly. While my manor is covered by London’s blanket clampdown, there are no such restrictions in Hertfordshire, ten minutes up the road, across the M25.

You don’t live in Tottenham or even on this continent. Neither is Birmingham quicker than Bromley even from the edge of Barnet. Which I seem to recall he claimed to live in last month. And even characters from a Guy Richie film no longer live in ‘my manor.’

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:51 pm
by Boiler
Barnet to Bromley is J23 to J4 of the M25, clockwise. Of an evening, definitely less time than to Brum.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:48 pm
by KevS
He doesn't quite seem to have grasped the concept of hard borders between places either-he's there whinging about how Hertfordshire is ten minutes up the road and under different rules, but other people have it far worse than that.

This is a Google Street View shot of the wonderfully named village of Tosside. However, it gets interesting depending which way you turn here. Turn left and you're in Lancashire, plague pit of the north, bring out your dead etc etc etc. Turn right, and you're in North Yorkshire, not under any major lockdown, the populace licking lamp posts, kissing policemen, and gambolling away in meadows. Now that's awkward. The pub is in Lancashire, the community centre is in North Yorkshire.

There's always going to be people near borders Dickie, that's called life.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:53 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
He'd probably advocate ethnic cleansing.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:31 am
by Andy McDandy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... icked.html

He's getting fed up with the situation. Still manages to fit in a few digs at homeworkers (ha ha you're all going to lose your jobs, slackers!), common people daring to want a holiday ("seen as an entitlement"), some fat guy, and the Welsh.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:09 am
by satnav
It looks like he has been stitched up by the picture desk. Given that it revolved around the idea that a small pizza slice doesn't count as a substantial meal this picture was used to illustrate the story.

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Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:46 am
by Watchman
Yebbut....that's what we give our money for the fat guy to eat

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:26 am
by youngian
Cultural references this week are Nat King Cole, Frank Ifield and to show his down with the hit parade; Dire Straits.
English who control borders; Taking back control from Johnny Foreigners.
Welsh who control borders; Sinister Stalinist dinosaurs.
Littlejohn filed his copy too early to include puerile snide remarks about Frank Bough so we’ll have to wait until next week.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:40 am
by davidjay
youngian wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:26 am
Cultural references this week are Nat King Cole, Frank Ifield and to show his down with the hit parade; Dire Straits.
English who control borders; Taking back control from Johnny Foreigners.
Welsh who control borders; Sinister Stalinist dinosaurs.
Littlejohn filed his copy too early to include puerile snide remarks about Frank Bough so we’ll have to wait until next week.
It could be that a coke'n'prossies story might be a bit too close to home for Dickie to say much about.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:36 pm
by Kreuzberger
davidjay wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:40 am
It could be that a coke'n'prossies story might be a bit too close to home for Dickie to say much about.
A 90s-style "My cocaine and kinky sex hell" headline would be right up Littlejohn's bloated street. A wise sub would simply strike that.