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Monday, January 30, 2006

Anne's Weakest Link

Anne's Weakest LinkI don't know what it is about Nanny and Anne Robinson, but they do seem to rub each other up the wrong way.

Maybe it's a personality thing?

Who knows?

Anyhoo, Anne Robinson you may recall had a little run in with Nanny a while back about some alleged anti Welsh comments that she made. Nanny's Welsh police force spent £4K investigating the fact that she called the Welsh "irritating and annoying", on the BBC show Room 101; needless to say that particular investigation came to nowt.

Nanny is never one to give up on a vendetta, and has decided to have another go at Anne. This time Nanny's North Wales Police are assessing a complaint after alleged "anti-Welsh" comments were made during an edition of the BBC's The Weakest Link.

You may recall that this is the same police force that investigated Blairy himself, for allegedly shouting "fucking Welsh" at a TV screen.

It is understood that a viewer, who clearly has nothing better to do in life, complained after contestant Alun Lloyd Jones from Ceredigion was voted off the show.

A fellow contestant told presenter Anne Robinson that Mr Jones was the weakest link because he was Welsh.

The BBC has defended itself, saying all banter was meant to be in good fun and did not linger on Mr Jones being Welsh.

Mr Jones, who runs a village shop and post office and is a Ceredigion councillor, said that he had not complained about the comments himself because The Weakest Link was "tongue in cheek" and he had been expecting some banter.

However, he said he had been unhappy about what had happened.

Quote:

"We're not yet perceived to be a nation in Wales and that along with the comments about me being Welsh stuck in my throat

If I was black, Muslim or gay, I don't think the comments would have been made
".

Adding:

"If anti-racism laws are there to protect people from other communities, then they should apply to people in Wales."

I think that Mr Jones is missing a subtle point about life; respect for individuals or groups can only be earned, it cannot be created or enforced by legislation.

However, some "races" appear to be less sensitive than others. The show's producer, Alex McLeod said:

"In the past, Scots have voted off English contestants for being English and so on, but all banter is meant in good fun."

A statement from North Wales police said they had received a complaint about the programme, and were assessing it.

Don't you think that the good people of Wales have a right to expect that their police force spend their time and resources in a more useful and productive manner?

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:14 PM

    It may just be a coincidence but North Wales Police is run by utter loon and speed fanatic Blair-wannabe Brunstom.

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  2. John Rimmer8:28 PM

    It's no coincidence.

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  3. Well - is it REALLY any wonder that large parts of the British public don't understand that respect is earned rather than automatically granted? After all, being force-fed a 'Respect Action Plan' by a pathological liar, hypocrite and war criminal is bound to have people confused...

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  4. Why is always the minority that shout the loudest, I can assure you that the large majority of the people of Wales can take this sort of light hearted banter, we give as much as we take.

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