I had no idea O’Grady was a leftie! You never can tell……..
Originally posted on Ian Bone:
And is he fucking angry. I’ve just resad his whole interview in Saturday’s Independent from which this quote is taken:
“It’s Sheriff-of-Nottingham times: ‘What do the working classes eat? Pasties. Let’s tax those. Where do they go on their holidays? In static caravans. We’ll tax them.’ I didn’t notice a tax on polo mallets. I loathe Cameron; I loathe Osborne. We didn’t vote them in and yet here they are deciding for us. I’d like to see their heads on spikes on Tower Bridge. Seriously. I’d sleep well.’
For O’Grady, who is filming a BBC series about the working classes, the London riots also exposed social injustices. While looters got 18-month sentences for “nicking something”, he says, bankers “who brought this country to a standstill” go unpunished.