Tuesday, 11 December 2018

I Don't Think 'Differently' Is The Appropriate Word Here...


Yesterday morning we published a story that had a profound effect on our entire newsroom.
It's Liverpool, so of course, it's a heartwarming tale of how people came together to help their fellow citizens.
Within six hours of our story going live - our readers had contributed an incredible £7,000 to a fund launched to help the siblings cover funeral costs and the huge financial challenges that now lie ahead for them.
And here's another heartwarming tale of how people came together to help....

Well, not their fellow citizens. Far from it.
...yesterday also brought us the incredible moment a group of young Liverpool fans found they had been travelling back from France with two alleged asylum seekers hidden in their coach. The young men were discovered stowed in the vehicle after the fans had returned to British soil. The immediate reaction from the Reds fans? Naturally, it was to embrace the two young men, make them feel safe and welcome and even pose for a photo.
We don't know the specific circumstances that have led these two young men to try and make it to the UK - but it stands to reason that you must be escaping from a pretty difficult situation if you are ready to risk your life by travelling in the engine compartment of a coach for miles on end - with no idea how far you will get.
No, not 'differently'. Try 'with extreme gullibility' instead...

6 comments:

Thud said...

Scousers of the new generation are rather pale imitations of us old time cheery joking scallywags ( yes nonsense I know), we wouldn't have helped anybody that lived one inch beyond the city boundaries, progress I guess!

Nemisis Benn said...

Maybe the travel company won't be tooooo pleased if they are hit with a £2000 per person fine for the illegal immigrants.
I've seen Border Farce checking buses in Calais and would't be surprised if there was collusion between the driver (or the passengers?) and the stowaways.
Oh, the driver could win a £2000 per person fine as well!

Good to see the Mare of Liverpool keeping up the local "I don't give a damn about the law" tradition.

Anonymous said...

Different from; opposite to. 1950's junior school grammar lesson.

John RW

Woman on a Raft said...

I wonder if the driver will be investigated to see if they accepted a bribe?

Anonymous said...

Immigration are aware!

JuliaM said...

"...we wouldn't have helped anybody that lived one inch beyond the city boundaries, progress I guess!"

LOL!

"Maybe the travel company won't be tooooo pleased if they are hit with a £2000 per person fine..."

I wonder just how many of these fines are ever levied?

"I wonder if the driver will be investigated to see if they accepted a bribe?"

Welcome back, WoaR! You've been missed!

"Immigration are aware!"

I wonder if that's the right description!