THE SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS 2013
Category: Eccellense In Speling Award
Winner: Greater Manchester Police Protestor Removal Team
Oh yes, it was serious stuff this morning as Greater Manchester Police moved in to deal with a Big Orange Bus that had appeared in front of the gates for the IGas exploratory drilling site at Barton Moss. Four campaigners locked themselves onto seats, the steering wheel, the boot and the roof of the vehicle to delay delivery convoys by over six hours (see full article – click here).
It was so serious that GMP had to bring in its `Protestor Removal Team' with loads of cutting equipment and some very serious campaigner-vanishing kit. Unfortunately, however, no-one in the assembled crowd could take the police action very seriously…
First of all because there was a Big Orange Bus parked up full of rather amusing notices in its window. And, secondly, because the `Protestor Removal Team' had managed to spell its own name wrong. There's no such word as `protestor' in the English dictionary.
Very soon, the protesters – with an `e' – were pointing out the lamentable spelling and the `Protestor Removal Team' retreated having, er, removed the `protestors'.
Perhaps this is something that Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd might like to look into, if he doesn't want his force to be bottom of the English class – not a good example for our youth.
So, ladies and gentlemen, please wave your dictionaries, beep your horns and cause a laughter riot for the winner of this new Salford Star Mary Burns Award for Eccellense In Speling…
Greater Manchester Police `Protestor Removal Team'!!!
If the Team would like to make an acceptance speech please use the comments box below, although using spell check might be advisable.
Winners of the Salford Star Mary Burns Awards 2013
The Gimme That Crown Award – Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart – click here
The Exit Stage Left Award – Barbara Spicer – click here
The Excellence in Wrecking Salford Award – Peel Holdings – click here
Bum of the Year Award – Hazel Blears – click here
The Something Stinks In Salford Award – Martin Vickers – click here
Rent-a- Crowd of the Year Award - Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart - click here
The Ashley Jensen Award for Exposing Political Extremism – Assistant Mayor Gena Merrett – click here
Interest Free Loans, But Not For Us Award - Salford City Council - click here
Trashing Salford Again You Scuzzy Fat Cat Loving, Poor People Hating, Northern Wrecking, Back Pocket Lining Arseholes Award – ConDem Government – click here
Twit on Twitter Award - Salford Mayor Ian Stewart - click here