I am obliged to my dear friend Carol for drawing my attention to the following news item from my home town.
I was at school with Carol, and, incredibly, she is still alive. I have no embarrassing stories to tell about her as she was, as are all of my friends, a careful and well behaved young lady.
This item refers to unruly and antisocial behaviour by a group of senior citizens, in a cinema during sessions when they were allowed discounted prices.
I have left a comment on the site thus:
Allow me to speak up on behalf of the disruptive forces described in your charming little essay.
When I reach my threescore years and ten I hope to display the same sort of behaviour as those fine citizens so cruelly lambasted by the running dogs of commercial fascism. I doubt whether I will ever attend one of these orgies in the Freeman's common Odeon, but if I do I shall exercise my right to stand on my head during the national anthem, make loud sucking noises during the dirty bits, boo Clint Eastwood and goose the young lady selling choc ices.
The majority of these people have worked for over 40 years to earn their right to enact displays of mindless vandalism during "Carry on Constable".
How dare anyone encroach upon their basic human rights?
UPDATE: My comment appears to have been deleted. The Leicester Mercury was always run by fascists. Nothing has changed.