Saturday, September 16, 2006


Nice little article in Private Eye this week:

Another day, another apocalyptic headline from the Independent. "THE JUNK MOUNTAIN" is the cue for the usual liberal outrage, this time over the proliferation of junk mail - "the vast majority of which is discarded unopened."

Bemoaning the environmental consequences of each household in Britain "now receiving the equivalent of 18 [junk] items a week", the Indie quoted Lib Dem MP Norman Baker, who "has called on ministers to 'name and shame' the most prolific companies, to make unsolicited post and leaflets socially unacceptable".

But what is that slipping out of the same copy of the paper? Could it be two unsolicited commercial fliers, each no doubt destined for the bin?

It surely could.

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