Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Great Day Out

I picked up a copy of Metro on the way to Brighton yesterday and was intrigued by a report on the funeral of Raoul Moat, who shot three people last month.

Apparently a mother of eight, who sports a swastika and "White Power" tattoos, took three of her sons on a 300-mile coach trip to attend the funeral. When asked why she was there, she replied:

"It was a nice day out for the kids...better than Legoland. I absolutely loved him. I just think he is a hero and I wanted to pay my respects. He kept them coppers on the run all that time. Fair enough people died but they must have deserved it.

If social services have a go at me for it, I'll tell them where to go. As for taking my kids, I'm glad I did and I couldn't care less what other people think."


Helen Brocklebank said...

i love your labels. nuff said.

Steerforth said...

I expect she's also been on a few anti-paediatrician marches as well.

(NB if you're not in the UK, about ten years ago there was a wave of anti-paedophile protests, sparked by a tabloid newspaper. The protesters weren't, on the whole, a terribly bright bunch of individuals and did more harm than good.

Several memorable incidents arose out of these protests:

1. While one woman was busy protesting against child abuse, her two-year-old son was found a mile away, half-dressed, wandering alone on the streets.

2. As a paediatrician left her house one morning, she noticed that someone had sprayed "Pedos out!" on her wall.

3. After the News of the World published the names and addresses of sex offenders, a mob decided to set fire to the house of a local paedophile. The man in question was out at the pub when the fire began, but his 14-year-old daughter was at home watching television. She died in the fire.

Brett said...

Appalling. A senseless, tragic episode, yet perceived by his tribe as a sort of Waco/Ruby Ridge "last stand".