Like the Queen in ” Alice in Wonderland:” I can almost believe six impossible things before breakfast. I can believe that there is a Twitter group which encourages pop fans to cut themselves when one of the band decides to leave. I can believe that an average airline pilot can hide his mental problems from the safest airline in the world, and murder himself and a hundred and forty-nine other people.I can believe that a supporter of extreme Islam can go on protest rally, and then blame the police when his daughter runs away to Syria. I can believe that Nicola Sturgeon wants, not only independence for Scotland, but a hand in the government of England. I can believe that MP’s can let out their London homes and live in hotels, thus gaining for themselves a nice little windfall- indeed I would expect nothing else.
But the one that sticks in my craw is this- I cannot believe that someone should threaten to murder the Director General of the BBC because he sacked the loathsome Clarkson, after he ( Big Jezza) had punched a producer in the face seriously enough for him to go to A and E. Murder ? I cannot believe that this is true, or that the police are taking it very seriously.
And yet , apparently, it is. And they are.