Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Road to Nowhere

Once a pillock, always a pillock. Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader- the one-time fierce Euro-sceptic and opponent of the House of Lords who ended up as a EU Commissioner and a Lord, has now got a new hobby-horse: changing all 200,000 of Britain's road signs to kilometers. Imperial road signs, according to his Lordship, 'contradict the image- and the reality- of our country as a modern, multicultural and dynamic place'. What utter rot! How many people look at a road sign in miles and think 'oh what an old-fashioned, monocultural, undynamic place Britain is'.
Lord Pillock is to be joined in this mad-cap crusade by a couple of other political losers, Lord 'Dead Sheep' Howe and Lord Dick Taverne, whose claim to fame is that he once won a by-election over thirty years ago.....
http://www.guardian.co.uk/transport/Story/0,,1715807,00.html

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