I thought my hearing had gone wrong. I could have sworn that Jo Brand said something like “why use milkshake when you can use battery acid”. That was on a BBC Radio 4 program called “Heresy” hosted by Victoria Coran Mitchell.
Searching for a reference to that on the internet, I found the actual quote which was…
“Certain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore and they are very very easy to hate. And I’m kinda thinking, why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid”
Maybe Jo Brand was referring to the old ex-forces veteran supporting The Brexit Party at the EU elections a couple of weeks ago. Battery acid? I find that comment very offensive to be honest. Is it even close to being funny? How is it even allowed on the BBC?
As to taking free TV licences away from old folk. Wasn’t it the elderly who voted for Brexit? Maybe the BBC don’t mind punishing such “extremists” in the name of “democracy”. Who knows what is going on here? The saving to the BBC is £700,000 so it’s quite a strange decision for an organisation that relies on goodwill for its survival.
The clip is at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005t9g (you will have to sign in to hear it though).
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