football

Sports Betting & Upper Class Yobs

I think I’m prepared to bet that we are going to see a stark example of the British class system in action in the next few months.

623-fox-hunting-900You see, at the Epsom Derby, which is a jolly day out for many of the more rah-rah elements of society, it seems that there was a bit of crowd trouble.

What I expect to see unfold is that the individual offenders will be singled out and put on trial, which is all as it should be.

One way that it will provide us with a clear example of the British class system is that if the offenders  turn out to be upper-class types, they will most probably be treated as individuals who became a little over-enthusiastic on the day. If they were not of the “right sort” then they will probably be much more harshly treated.

However, this won’t be the most glaring thing.

I’d bet my wife’s left ball (joke) that whatever happens, the people who frequent racecourses will not be subjected to the kind of collective punishment that all football supporters have to suffer because of the misbehaviour of a few.

 

That Hypocrisy Meter Again…

hypocrisy_meter__a_graphic_for_facebook_and_forums_by_askgriff-d5myy33Don’t you just love Westminster.

BBC had the story in the image below up today.

The MP in question is Damian Collins (that isn’t him in the photo, that’s Chuck Blazer).

You might be interested in this article about Collins in the Independent. It’s about MPs who own homes in London yet still claim rent.

 

MP FraudThose two links in conjunction makes me wonder about the other thing we learned about Westminster today, which is bB1eXGHyIQAAQ03Aasically that they are destroying expenses records to make sure no one can look into them and some other MPs felt fit to comment on it.

I can think of another one who has had some serious questions about his expenses over the years, but given his current position of running for what no one has even tried to make an important post yet, I’m not sure any journalists will bother to bring it up.