The start of a new week and so we started by looking at a very topical story involving the appointment of our new Prime Minister.
They say the early bird catches the worm …… but sometimes trying to be hot off the mark can lead you into unforeseen issues.
Take for example Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson who in an effort to get a congratulatory tweet over to LIZZ TRUSS on her appointment as our PM, but by inadvertently tagging the account @LizTruss, her congratulatory message went to the wrong person, who quickly responded, “Looking forward to a visit soon! Get the meatballs ready!”
Whilst Prime Minister ANDERSSON quickly spotted her error and deleted her tweet, the other @LizTruss continued to enjoy a veritable barrage of similar congratulatory messages from a range of other people including Green Party MP Caroline Lucas as well as many others.
Too easy to get things wrong using all this new fangled technology, me thinks!
In the second hour we heard all about the Australian university in trouble after a group of their students published an article advising how to shoplift whilst minimising the risks of getting caught.
The article appeared in a paper and detailed ways of safely engaging in shoplifting, suggesting that the working class should target large corporations while partaking in “free shopping”.
Some of these tips and tricks advised participants not to shop close to their home, take off metal tags and head to a self-service machine closest to the staff monitoring them.
Unsurprisingly Queensland Education Minister Ignazia Graziella “Grace” Grace said that the article should be immediately withdrawn, a reaction that was backed by opposition, Shadow Education Minister Christian Rowan.
But the editor-in-chief of the magazine, William Kugelman, stood by his decision to publish citing a ‘class war’, which he claimed resulted in many barely surviving above the poverty line.
The anonymous author of the article went on to assert that it was a class war, in which the working class was under attack, leaving no other option than to stand up, and fight back.
Good gracious. Whatever next?
See you again tomorrow, I hope,