By the time you are reading this I may have been arrested. Maybe you have already read something about the arrest in the news.*checks news* Nope.
I guess the police are still arresting Twitter users. I'm sure they'll get round to you eventually. There's just so many morons, so little time...
More than 10 years ago I made up a brand of paint. It was called Drummond's International Grey. I had 1,000 one-litre tins of it made. I was not planning on going into business to compete with Dulux or Crown. These tins of grey emulsion existed for one purpose only: I was selling them for you to use to paint over anything you found to be morally or aesthetically offensive. Basically, I was in the business of promoting vandalism.Didn't you already try that when you burned a million pounds?
...yesterday morning I walked past that billboard in Heath Mill Lane that was cynically trying to pander to us at our most vulnerable and negative and not to our better selves. I may be in danger of overstating it, but this would have been exactly the same appeal that the National Socialist German Workers' Party would have had in Germany in the years after the first world war when the German people were feeling at their most beaten and vulnerable.Yup, there's no 'may' about it.
This billboard not only offended me morally and aesthetically it also went against everything that I feel political discourse should be about. Thus there was nothing for it. After my train pulled into Moor Street, I picked up my last remaining tins of Drummond's International Grey and got to work.The fact that a national newspaper sees fit to allow a preening nincompoop like you column inches offends me 'morally and aesthetically', Bill.
So I guess the only question is...do I tip the bucket of grey paint over the 'Guardian' HQ front steps, or over you, should I ever be unfortunate enough to meet you?