The Irish pork scare news may be a storm in a frying pan but what about all the other toxic shit that finds its way into other foods (including diet soft drinks such as Boggart Blog’s favourite Rola Cola and those dayglo coloured concoctions that resemble outfall from a Sellafield waste pipe) We don’t see the Food Standards Agency being quite so keen to take on Big Pharma or the food indistry.
Mind you there is probably so little that is not man made in what we eat these days the chemical manufacturers could probably starve us into submission.
Some politically correct parents and educationalists are worried that Horrid Henry books are bad for children. Politically correct nonsense of course, Kids love blood, gore and body functions that function at inconvenoent times. You may recall the spats between religious fundamentalists and science fundamentalists over Harry Potter books and Phillip Pullman’s novels. One lot insist that reading the stories of wizardry and magic encourage kids to get down with The Devil, the other lot whined that reading such material induced “magical thinking” (whatever that is) and superstition.
Both missed the point. If you tell kids something is disapproved of by adults they will be all the more keen to read it.
Remember It’s A Labour Government The Daily Mail’s Brendan Brogan sees signs of a new authoritarianism in the Damien Green affair. Still it’s reassuring to know Gordon Brown will be marching in goose step with Barak Obama.
Don’t forget out blog of amusing shorts (no its not Timmy Mallett’s biography) A Tale Told By An Idiot