Thursday, March 02, 2006

Professional fowl...

Some politicians will say anything to grab a headline, won't they? German Green Party member Barbel Hohn has suggested this summer's World Cup may well be cancelled, all because a cat over there has done what Sylvester never managed to do, and gobbled down some slow-moving bird - and swiftly died of avian flu.
Well, I suppose it makes a change from the age-old English excuse of the stadium not being finished in time, can't get the parts guv, couldn't make us another cup of tea could you, luv...?
This bird flu panic does seem to be sending some people a little too much of a flutter, though, surely...
A friend who serves on the board of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust this evening insists one of the worried queries they've been asked to take up with the club as urgently as possible, runs along the lines of: If bird flu does indeed reach Britain, what contingency plans do Spurs have in place as regards Chirpy?
Yes, that's Chirpy, our cartoon cockerel mascot...
Never mind extending the vote to 16-year-olds. Surely the best democratic reform the Government might consider is actively removing removing the vote from certain sections of the electorate...
Honestly. This country...

1 comment:

Clarajean said...

Avian flu! Argh! Run for the hills! Wait, I just had a thought, if the cat has it...isn't it now Feline Flu?