You may have already read the Engine Room outburst with some surprise. Well if you didn't you should have, he has never paid any taxes anywhere, let alone British ones and in particular a TV licence. This consummate traveller only stays in one place long enough to collect his disability pension and then moves on (a sort of Omar Khayyam - having signed his finger moves on - but definately not Omar Sharif. His looks leave a little to be desired in that department).
However, on this occasion I suppose his ire is understandable. I was struggling to download some footage of 'Strictly' from the BBC site, without success, to illustrate the magnificent job being done by Scott and Tara. In strides ER with his usual bluster, and between us we drop a line to their site, first introducing ourselves and then telling them that we are linking to them and giving them a plug on ours. At this point I lost ER as the only plug he knows of is chewing 'baccy.
To leave them a message we had to register and, as a fully paid up member of the British tax system complete with relevant licence, I did so with alacrity. We received our acknowledgement and all seemed fine until today.
I feel that I should state here that I am a convinced and compliant BBCer. They put on excellent programmes, give great radio service and in my opinion are worth every penny, and more if necessary, of the 'fee' I have to pay each year. But it is a 'fee' and therefore I deserve to be treated as a faithful customer who complains of little and thus, were they to be my customer, worthy of good treatment.
Not a bit of it. Today, glynskyandpete.com received an email brusquely informing us that their 'moderators' would refuse us access from here on in. Now I know that Pete has achieved deletion of one of his posts from ITV for breach of copyright and is, as I write, about to be deported to the jungle in Oz, but what the hell did I do? Why are we 'deleted', should it hurt, is there a good reason, have we transgressed by jumping off the platform of a new Routemaster? No, non, nein, niet.
Get a life BBC and in full retaliation we follow North Korea and will consign you forever to our deleted items bin. Unless you give us a good reason for your actions we will never link to you again (probably) and not quote any of your programmes.
Ya boo sucks_and up yours with a meat hook and accept this as a second nomination for Idiot of the Day.
yours, diablog, retiring hurt