What You Can Get Away With » chris grayling

Update: You know what they say about something being too good to be true? Yes, this was. Nicely done fake, though.

The Mayor of Baltimore responds to Chris Grayling’s comments, and proves that she’s got a sense of humour. Or humor, given that she’s American.

o present a television show as the real Baltimore is to perpetuate a fiction that dishonours our city. It is as pointless as boasting that Baltimore has a per capita homicide rate a fraction of that in the popular UK television show Midsomer Murders.

(via Liberal Conspiracy)
At this rate, I give it a week before Boris Johnson is putting out a statement claiming responsibility for the fact that London hasn’t suffered an alien attack at Christmas since he was elected.

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So, Chris Grayling has declared that parts of Britain are ‘like The Wire‘. Interestingly, BBC Two are now showing series 5 of that, where we see that a smooth-talking politician who was elected on a promise of change and a ‘new day’ turns out to have no answers to a crippling financial crisis other than cuts, cuts and more cuts.

In the same spirit, I’d say Chris Grayling is like Party Animals – poorly researched and unconvincing.

UPDATE: It turns out that Grayling has only seen a few episodes from the first series, so he may in fact not own a TV. So please regard this post as being titled ‘Gotta keep David Davis way down in the hole’ from now on.

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