Wednesday 29 October 2008


The furore around Ross-Brand-gate is getting absurdly out-of-hand.

A motion was laid down in Parliament to discuss the matter yesterday, Nottingham South MP Alan Simpson called for the two presenters to be sacked and now the Prime Minister has made a statement on it.

Not since Gordon Brown said his favourite band was the Arctic Monkeys have politicians strayed so far from their justified sphere in an attempt to piggyback on a wave of publicity.

Are we really so sick of discussing the credit crunch? Are politicians so desperate to distract from it that our leader, who a fortnight ago was saving the world, now wants to have his say on the Satanic Sluts?

Let the BBC deal with it and get back to what you know.

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