Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Black (eyebrow) listed

Get Darling Alastair banned from every pub in Britain! Click the image for an A4 poster for printing.

My erstwhile Edinburgh colleagues have been keeping up to date in the campaign to ban Alastair Darling from every pub in the land. The Reactionary Snob has a swift update of some pubs...
Utopia, Easter Road, Leith
The Plough Inn at Finstock, Oxfordshire
The Gardener's, Lewes
Two as yet unspecified pubs in Lewes other than The Gardener's.
The Queen Anne, Bolton

Any others?

Well, as I reported, we have Patch's Bar in Devon and apparently there are three pubs in Denbighshire, and I have reliable reports of a few pubs in Lincoln too. Could we get names, please, and, even better, some pictures.
Apparently, the Facebook site has 115 members already.*

It has also made the City Diary of the Times, one of the campaign has been in contact with Al Murray to try and get him on board, Westbourne UKIP** are onside and Alex Johnstone MSP is in favour.

If anyone has a link to The Times story, that would be wonderful.

Meanwhile, my poverty-stricken Peloponnesian pal reports that the Edinburgh Evening News have picked up the story, and that several posters are doing the rounds.
AN internet campaign to get Alistair Darling banned from every pub in the UK has been inspired by a bar in the Capital.
Last week, the News revealed that Utopia on Leith Walk had put up a poster barring the Chancellor after his 4p per pint tax increase in the Budget.

The report prompted an Edinburgh-based blog, Musings of a Reactionary Snob, to call for the ban to be made nationwide.

The campaign has 110 supporters on its Facebook site, and pubs in Bolton, Lewes and Oxfordshire have followed Utopia.

Several posters have been designed—including one depicting the Edinburgh South MP as a Simpson's character in Moe's Tavern. The text says: "Finally Alistair Darling finds a pub he is not barred from."

Naturally, one should point out that this is not, as such, a "ban"; we are not using any legislation to ensure that Darling Alastair cannot get a pint in a pub. All we are doing is encouraging landlords voluntarily to bar Darling for fucking up their trade.

The Gardener's Arms, Lewes.

Mind you, we should probably do Gordon cocking Brown too.

* Now at 120.
** Technically, West Bournemouth UKIP.


Mac the Knife said...

Don't forget darling Kommisar Patsy Hewitt for her thrilling smoker ban, that hasn't exactly helped matters...

BTW Did you get my LPUK poster suggestion?

Dom said...

Add The Jolly Brewer and Tap & Spile in Lincoln to the list (see blog post for more details and pictures)

Toque said...

The Campaign was featured on BBC FiveLive's new bulletin this morning.

Antipholus Papps said...

It's a bit lame, all things considered. We should be lighting up our cigarettes en masse and telling any objecting health fascists that legislation passed by paramount war crimals and traitors is not valid legislation. Then point out that it's a fucking pub.

Mac the Knife said...

Well I never. Even Dave referenced the campaign in PMQ's. Can they be waking up a little?

old and angry said...

Add "The Plough" at Sleights, North Yorkshire to the list!