In last night’s episode of Downton Abbey, Lord Wossizname’s dog was killed off, not violently – we are still a nation of dog lovers after all – but while involved in a three-in-a-bed session with His Lordship and The Countess.
Speculation was rife today that the extremely healthy looking dog was written out of the series because its name was ISIS and this was spreading fear and panic among viewers because that is the name of a middle eastern terror group. Adding credence to this unsubstantiated rumour was the appearance in the episode of The Countess Of Moneypenny (played by Samantha Bond) who had obviously been sent by MI5 to deal with any extremist infiltrators.
You may scoff, but these things must be bought into the public domain (and there’s no interesting news today). And it is not beyond the bounds of possibility as you will see when we show you the story below, concerning Britain’s biggest supermarket.