Britain’s unsung heroes – a medal is deserved

There are men and women in Britain who, each day, go about their business unrecognised by the media and their peer group – the unsung heroes of our land. It is time, as Barack Obama would say, for us to recognise their heroism in making Britain a more interesting place to live.  I have instituted a “For Idiocy” medal and, from this day, will award the medal where I find it appropriate to do so.

At the same time I am also establishing “**** Corner”. Being inclusive and keen to foster equal opportunity interraction on this blog, I am also instituting a section of the blawg for behaviour that merits inclusion in “**** Corner”.  You, the reader, are invited (a) to provide your own four letter epithet for “**** Corner” and (b) to write in with examples of behaviour meriting inclusion in “**** Corner”.

I am awarding my first “For Idiocy” medal to Ceredigion Council for fining  a painter £30 for smoking in his own van. Decorator Gordon Williams was fined because council officials said it counted as smoking in the workplace.  Gordon Willaims was ‘dumbfounded’,  only uses the van to get to work,  and said ” It is not my place of work.  I paint and decorate houses not vans.”  Story from The Mirror

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Ceredigion Council’s inclusion in “**** Corner” is also confirmed by this remarkable work going beyond the call of duty.

9 thoughts on “Britain’s unsung heroes – a medal is deserved

  1. Ahhhh … I spotted this story myself this morning and was wondering about posting on this subject. It certainly seems like a touch of over-reaction. I can’t help noticing that the fine was issued by the Council – is this another way that our cash-strapped authorities are seeking to balance the books or am I merely becoming (more) cynical in my old age?

    I guess that just leaves me the small matter of the Daily Mail’s rant post-Mosley :)

  2. my personal nomination for F**KWits Corner are the parking B**st**ds of Neath Borough Council, who have, this VERY day done me for having the edge of ONE WHEEL ( passengers rear) actually on a double yellow line!!!!! ARRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Andrew

    I have reviewed the nomination with the greatest of care. I have reflected, over a glass of Rioja at lunch – of turkey slices , coleslaw and some rather good tomatoes – and I have decided that this case merits an award.

    I shall fly the Yorkshire flag soon in support

    (PS… Have also signed the Texas petition – interesting / extraordinary.)

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