I am aware that my blog reaches a wide readership of up to two people. Accordingly, using my influence as a voice of modernity who uses the interweb to keep in close communicative contact with the youth of Britain and as a bespectacled besuited figure that is down with da kidz I’d like to add my support to the campaign for a knife amnesty launched by Lily Allen – the popular BBC3 chat show host – particularly when she has so eloquently pleaded the case and received so much publicity on the BBC news.
So if either of my readers was considering going out tonight tooled up, as I believe the young folks say, listen to Lily
“please can everyone stop stabbing each other in the UK , it’s really sad “
Already it has had an impact. Why earlier this evening I was about to respond to a premeditated cold call by a man claiming to be one of my neighbours who was attempting to deliver a parcel that had been handed in to his house earlier today. But for Lily’s injunction I could have been yet another statistic as one of the “everyone” who is “stabbing each other”. Fortunately, I remembered her words just in time, and merely whispered a quiet thanks.
If you – like me – can refrain from stabbing someone this evening and indeed every evening – you too will make Lily and a BBC news reporter less sad.
Oh, and when reporting these serious stories about real people and their real tragedies perhaps the media will look at detailed reports and talk to experts about the topic (how about the people that wrote this paper for example?) rather than parroting the ill thought out sentiments of some celebrity, whose inane ramblings (however well intentioned) apparently make something more newsworthy (hat tip to septicisle).