Daily Archives: 6 August 2007

They come over ‘ere and ban our abattoirs…

Via Lynne Featherstone and Natalie Hayne‘s article in the Times today about the teaching unions’ attempts to ban YouTube, I came across this press release on the BNP’s website:

“Pork rain” complaints from pushy Muslims

More evidence that Muslims haven’t settled in Britain to adopt to our ways, but instead continue to push their own agenda, comes after it was announced that Muslims have objected to plans to build a pet food factory on the grounds that it could rain down pork!

Butchers Pet Care, who planned to build a factory in Coton Park near Rugby, now may have to back down after the Muslims complained to the residents association about the potential for pork smells to drift into their gardens and thus violate their religious rights. The Muslims also claim that the chimney of the proposed factory would “rain down” pork onto their homes and gardens after meat extracts are pumped into the atmosphere.

The local are saying that a large proportion of meats used in pet foods are pig meats, and that they would, in effect, be consuming pork by inhalation if it were to “rain down” on them from the factory chimney.

It’s a disgrace. Britain has a proud tradition of industrial pollution which those pushy Islamists want to ban! Whatever next? They’ll be moaning about good old British asbestos next!

Just because Johnny Foreigner is sensitive about things like the Bhopal disaster, they think they can impose their ways on us!

ican’tplayer

I was expecting the BBC’s new iPlayer to have launched by the time I returned from my hols, thus allowing me to catch up on Heroes. Instead, it would appear they have little more than a beta version (how long has this thing been in development? Certainly long enough to produce an omega version!), which the main BBC website doesn’t link to, but Google does, and that when I register to subscribe to, it doesn’t send me a confirmation email. And that’s ignoring the fact that it doesn’t run on Macs, or even Windows Vista.

I find it truly extraordinary that the BBC can’t produce a service that Channel 4 and even ITV have been doing for ages now. No doubt the predictable excuse will be “we didn’t get a high enough license fee in the charter negotiations” – as per. Doesn’t all this rather suggest that the license fee is holding the BBC back?

UPDATE: As Ryan predicted below, I’ve now had a confirmation email from the BBC. When I next have access to a PC, I’ll have a look.