I note all the understandable howls of outrage about irritating nutbag Anjem Choudary's plans to pointlessly give offence to the good folk of Wootton Bassett by staging a publicity stunt in memory of the "real war dead".
I very much doubt that the whole farce will go ahead as I'm sceptical of Mr Choudary's ability to rally sufficient fundafannies to carry the cardboard coffins while he boo hoos his crocodile tears over the dead Afghans. Still in announcing it he's created an almighty fuss, distressed the residents of Wootton Bassett and got his mug all over the papers which is no doubt what he wants.
Still as no one appears terribly into the idea of completely ignoring the tit, a counter demo has been announced.
I must say I'm particularly tickled by this idea from the folk at The Spittoon which rather wonderfully combines protest with a bit of fun at the expense of Choudary and the failed plane bombers exploding drawers.
'let all who wish to show this truly grotesque man up as the nasty, ridiculous bigot he is – FLY THE UNDERPANTS!.......we all know that angry andy and the bombastic beards of barminess would be applauding the Glorious Pants Of Terror right now if it had all gone as planned on flight 253, so let’s throw it right back in their faces. take a broomhandle or some other stick-type object and fly a pair of y-fronts off them as a flag. stick them in the window of your house or the window of your car, like people did in the last world cup.'
Rather than the proposed y-fronts, I'd prefer to see vast bloomers -the sort of thing Mrs Slocombe in Are You Being Served? used to sport. However I'm not fussy and am certain that all varieties of underpant are equally capable of making their point. Whether this particular protest goes ahead or not, this is such a brilliant, simple and amusing idea I suspect it won't be long before Choudary cops an eyeful of the nation's drawers.