The campaign to ban Darling from pubs seems to be gathering momentum. It has been mentioned on the BBC now: Matt Wardman has the audio snippet.
Do go and listen: I particularly love the reporter's tone of absolute seriousness. It made me laugh.
I believe that The Sun might also be looking at doing a wee feature on it, and the lovely Trixy has been running around delivering posters to bars in Westminster.
This one could run and run.
UPDATE: the BBC has a story on it and... my artwork! On the Beeb website! I'm so thrilled...
Cameron also mentioned the campaign at PMQs today; I shall try to get a clip of that.
UPDATE 2: my impecunious Athenian chum notes that the pub trade magazine, the Morning Advertiser, and The Grauniad also carry the story; The Telegraph does too, and notes that I have, somewhat embarrassingly, spelt Alistair wrong (I used Alastair) and I have now corrected that (I knew I should have checked).
UPDATE 3: for those of you not on Facebook, here are a few pictures that are currently gracing the Group page.
Darling, being the tedious turd that he is, probably doesn't actually go to pubs. But, as Mr E says...
I guess the lesson is this: in the age of the internet, you don't need to climb onto the roof of the Palace of Westminster or stand outside Downing Street with a loudhailer to tell your politicians what you think of them. All you need is a free blogging platform and a bit of time. Et voila! Alistair Darling is left in no doubt; everyone thinks he's a dick.
... which is, after all, the entire point of the exercise!
Oh, and I hope that the landlord of the Utopia bar gets lots of business out of it; after all, he's given us hours of entertainment.
What would be truly amusing, of course, if this off-the-cuff and whimsical campaign were the incident that really got blogs noticed...
UPDATE 4: the Morning Advertiser reports that the campaign has spread to Brussels (see the Farage picture, above), and they claim credit for starting the whole thing off. Hmmm...
The campaign to ban Alistair Darling from every pub has spread to Brussels.
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage (pictured) spotted the poster at O'Farrells in Brussels – a favourite haunt of MEPs.
The campaign, which originated on the MA forum and spread to social networking group Facebook, now has 410 members.
It's at almost 500 now. Obviously this has captured the public's imagination...
UPDATE 5: sorry for the lack of "serious" blogging; I have been stupidly busy over the last few days and have barely had time to sit down and catch up with everything.
However, The Sun has now covered this campaign.
FURIOUS pub landlords have set about barring Alistair Darling from every boozer in Britain.
Two hundred have put up posters warning the Chancellor to keep out since he slapped 4p on a pint in this month’s Budget.
The rapidly-spreading protest — which even includes a Brussels watering hole popular with MEPs — comes as it was revealed a UK pub shuts every six hours.
The Facebook Group now has nearly 1,100 members. The whole thing has gone a wee bit insane...
UPDATE 6: here's the clip of Cameron referencing the campaign at PMQs yesterday.
And that's the great thing: making sure that Darling knows about it!
UPDATE 7: Sky News report.