July 03, 2002
Celebrities out of their depth

The anti-Euro campaigners have some top names on-board - Bob Geldof, Harry Enfield, Rik Mayall, Vic Reeves, and Johnny Vaughan, for example. The sketch was certainly in poor taste, but that isn't the real issue so far as I am concerned.

The big deal is that these people - who don't know any more about the issues than we do - are using their celebrity to push their politics. What's going on?

As for Geldof, well, as David Aaronovitch says, It's as though Gandhi had taken up the fight against road humps.

Then there is Livingstone talking absolute bollocks. I'm almost speechless with anger that this idiot is giving advice on a subject that he clearly knows nothing about. MMR take-up is already at dangerous levels. He'd certainly have lost my vote, but for the fact that he never had it in the first place. (To be honest, I can't remember who I did vote for. That is how much of an impression the Lib-Dem candidate made. Decent people, the Lib-Dems, but rarely exciting.)

Update 04 July: Jesus wept, George Michael is at it now!

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at July 03, 2002 11:49 AM
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