Salvage some sense from Branscombe Beach
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
Friday 26 January 2007:
‘That hole in the hull of the stricken MSC Napoli has revealed a new divide in our anchorless society. On one side are observers, lead by the eco-elite, who see scenes of “looters” and “wreckers” taking cargo from containers washed up on Branscombe beach as a cautionary tale of modern humanity’s greed and environmental vandalism. On the other stand “ordinary folk” who are always on the look-out for a bargain, and evidently see nothing wrong with salvaging stuff from a shipwreck — which everybody knows is not illegal anyway….’
Tuesday 23 January 2007:
‘Now look, I don’t care about Celebrity Big Brother, you don’t care about Celebrity Big Brother. But I do care about it being celebrated as big news. Britain is planning a new space mission but at the weekend I felt we had landed on another planet. The eviction of Jade Goody was turned into a moment when the nation comes together, like the Queen Mother’s funeral or the World Cup. Only this time the object of what one paper called “national fury” was to give Goody — rechristened “Bully Jade” — a good kicking and bury her alive….’
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