Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Thursday 22 April 2010

If the peaked cap fits...

This week the BNP have managed to get smeared with Marmite in a most undignified and entertaining way.

It seems an over-zealous reviewer added a jar of Marmite to the image of Nick Griffin at his desk in retaliation for Marmite's recent advertising campaign featuring two rival parties - 'Love' and 'Hate'.

With a characteristic lack of irony, Mr Griffin explained that the Hate Party was "clearly based" on the BNP.

Well, of course it was. Who else could it be?

And Marmite are frankly no better - ignoring the theory that any publicity is good publicity, they are "currently initiating injunction proceedings against the BNP to remove the Marmite jar from the online broadcast and prevent them from using it in future."

In case we were labouring under any delusions, a spokesman for Unilever (Unilever? Yuk!) helpfully explained that "Neither Marmite nor any other Unilever brand are aligned to any political party".


  1. You do realise the phrase 'BNP smeared with Marmite' is going to bring you some unwelcome Google traffic..? ;)

  2. This kind of thing could spread.

  3. JuliaM: Urgggh! Pass the brain-bleach!

    Demetrius: Maybe - it's all a matter of taste.


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