This weekend I have only two things to comment on, and both involve the Express. Well obviously I have lots of things to comment on not involving the Express, but for here, and for now, we'll concentrate on that.
1. It's a bit rich of the Express to come out with a headline like this, given their track record. Is this the same newspaper group which paid out damages to Kate & Gerry McCann for libelling them?
2. Not only was Saturday's front page a straightforward lift from a deeply flawed and wholly unpleasant Littlejohn rant we discussed on Friday
but it involves the same hateful "THEY're not YOU" tactic that Express stablemates the Star have used before:
Just as the Star said that Muslims couldn't possibly be YOU, so it is with transgender cops. All minorities are not YOU in Express land. It's a clear "You're not wanted" statement of intent, and pretty stinky.
Also, I dare say there were spectacular queues at garden centres across the nation this weekend with Express readers keen to redeem their free cup of coffee (coffee, mind, not tea) OR cake at the counter. You can imagine the teeming masses backing up cafeteria lines up and down the land. I mean, garden centre eateries are hardly bastions of speedy service at the best of times. Imagine the madness as literally millions of Express readers demanded their free coffee OR cake from bemused weekend workers! It hardly bears thinking about. Imagine if a transgender police officer, who clearly should not be allowed to buy the Express, decided to try and get a cake OR coffee (but not tea, mind). What then? Should they be banned from doing so? It's PC gawn bladdy mad! Innit!