Sunday, December 10, 2006

Bob Piper makes the BBC

It would appear that the story of Bob Piper and the "sort-it spoof" has now made the BBC. Grant Shapps MP, one of the Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party is quoted as saying.
"I assume and hope that they (the council) will immediately ask him to take it down and possibly take some disciplinary action themselves. If they do not then there's the option of taking it further.... I am sure the Commission for Racial Equality would be interested. It just shows a spectacular lack of judgement. I know that Bob Piper represents a reasonably diverse and ethnic area - what could he be thinking of to post this up on his blog?"
A reasonable point made by Grant really. The leader of Sandwell Council is also quoted as saying
"I think it overstepped the mark quite frankly and I will be taking measures to see Councillor Piper as soon as possible"
For me the biggest issue is that if someone from the right had produced the same "satire" the reaction would've been total outrage from the Left with accusations of racism. There is something worrying with this intellectual position that many on the Left have which asserts they are not capable of racism because of their ideological purity. It's bollocks.

9 comments:

Andrew Allison said...

I was wondering if this story had spread further than blogosphere. There should be total outrage on a national level. Bob Piper could be in serious trouble here.

The Daily Pundit said...

Bollocks is succinct enough for me.

Benedict White said...

Many thanks for that Dizzy. It explains why his extinct blog jumped ahead of mine on the ranking engines. Now I know, he has been on telly!

Now how do I get plugged on TV?

Anonymous said...

"Bob Piper could be in serious trouble here."

Bob Piper ought to be in serious trouble here.

archrights said...

On the subject of racism, don't know if you've seen this Independent story today:http://education.independent.co.uk/news/article2062500.ece

Anonymous said...

I did e-mail Sky News about this story this morning. As yet - nothing.

Anonymous said...

I know its a bit sad, but I did send an email to BBC West Midlands and the local paper. But frankly I dislike Bob enormously and have had to put up with him as a patronising local councillor for way too long.

Anonymous said...

Dizzy, I've just heard your message about this on 18 Doughty Street. Let's hope Bob's local papers pick up on this too, his constituents are the ones he has to answer to next.

Anonymous said...

YES!!!

http://www.bobpiper.co.uk/2006/12/promoted.php