A Glasgow pantomime production of “Robin Hood” has changed the colour of the crosses on a nurse’s uniform from red to green after being informed by the British Red Cross that it might otherwise face prosecution for being in violation of the Geneva Convention.
A Red Cross spokesman explained that “Repeated and widespread misuse of the Red Cross emblem could dilute its neutrality and its ability to protect.”
Perhaps someone should explain to the dimwitted bureaucrats at the Red Cross that:
(i) A symbol has no intrinsic power to protect anyone or anything
(ii) Getting shirty about the use of a symbol in a pantomime is likely to bring a flurry of contempt in the direction of the Red Cross, and may therefore undermine the organisation’s image of “neutrality”.
Meanwhile, I await Dave Prowse’s response to the news that an improperly dressed person in a Green Cross uniform is at large somewhere in Glasgow…
What makes Carol Ann Duffy so popular is the knowledge that anyone else might have written her works. Writing in her style needs nothing more than a word processor with the spelling checker turned on. Her nationality, sex and possible sexuality aside, she is the ideal poet for an age that calls itself democratic – and, in a debased sense, probably is.
The score is handy for telling me the piece is in Db. And it generally helps explain why my own efforts at singing it in the car have not so far matched those of Mme Callas….
A brilliant and innovative discovery has been made by the British Antarctic Survey, a find that rivals the microchip, the telphone, and the wheel. Yep, you guessed it, scientists can now see bird poo from space!
Kinda rubbish realy.
I have just been looking on the AQA site and i found the grade boundaries for januarys GCSE’s, and needless to say they symbolize perfectly how our education system is Stuka diving into oblivion.
To see how horrific the grade boundaries are click Here.