Here in sunny Crete, which today is strangely cool, overcast, and cloudy, I made the mistake of listening to Ferrari this morning. Much of his programme was taken up by discussion of a story about a police Superintendent in Cambridgeshire, who had been on duty policing a Pride event in Ely at the weekend, and had been wearing a customised police helmet in rainbow LGBT colours as a gesture of support for the community he was providing police support for. See story here: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/must- ... et-156240/
. Now, to any reasonable human, this is a positive, uplifting happy and wholly unobjectionable story, not unlike the traditional photo taken every year at the carnival in Notting Hill of a nubile black carnival dancer sporting the borrowed helmet of a friendly bobby as they both have a bit of a jig to the groovy carnival music- a smashing symbol of police solidarity with the community.
Not in Ferrari’s hands. It was quite remarkable to listen to the way that he quite deliberately whipped up totally confected outrage at this obscene adulteration of the bobbie’s helmet (oo-err), conveniently (for his purposes) ignoring the fact that this officer was wearing the rainbow helmet purely as a one-off for the Pride event, and allowing the gammonate numpties ringing in to express outrage to infer that the bobby was wearing his LGBT helmet every fucking day. He even had one arsehole on who, declaring himself a devout christian, suggested that christian bobbies should therefore be allowed to sport helmets painted with a crucifix.
Quite unbelievable. But this is what Ferrari does -tabloid radio, whipping up totally unjustified and outraged anger among the hard -of-thinking gammonati
. Quite deliberately. He is quite repugnant. I often wonder just how hard James O’Brien, who follows Ferrari’s show, has to bite his tongue during the handover.
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