Thursday, 1 May 2008

108: GLC 10

in "Private Eye" 8 April 1983

“Anal Injection and Death Syndrome” does not roll so easily off the tongue as “Arse Injected Death Sentence” or “Anally Injected Death Sperm” – which I remember as both being common in the 80s. The satiric supposition is that a local council ought not to be directing local ratepayers money to find cures for “Minority diseases”. It is wrongheaded, self-congratulatory attempts to right social discrimination rather than concern themselves with the provision and administration of basic services that arouse the conservative satirist’s ire.

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