I like to listen to BBC Radio 4. Mr. Waffle comments that there is a part of
our kitchen that is forever England.
It was trying my loyalty pretty high recently with non-stop cricket
followed by non-stop political party conferences, but on the whole, I think
However, I was surprised by the reporting
of events in Basra at the end of September (this goes for the World Service as
well as Radio 4). Essentially, as I
understand it, British troops in Basra bulldozed an Iraqi prison to spring
two of their men. But, to hear the
reports, itÂ’s all Â“bad old Iraqis nearly killed two of our brave soldiers in
custodyÂ”. At no point has it been made
clear what the lads were in custody for Â– I think that they were Â“undercover
operativesÂ”, so maybe we are just not meant to know. Anyway the Iraqis are a bit annoyed and
demanding an apology (and possibly some prison rebuilding) and the British are
very cross and refusing to provide same.
I know the situations arenÂ’t parallel etc. etc. but I wonder how it
would be reported on the BBC, if a foreign army bulldozed a prison in the UK to spring a couple of its men.
on 20 October 2005 at 16:25
(Also, the moon landings were faked…)
on 21 October 2005 at 10:07