I’m with Canary Boy on this: ‘Dave stop being such a miserable bastard and take it in the spirit that’s it meant. I’m from the south from but those words were mighty.
For fuck sake it’s a spirited, passionate, funny from the gut rant and all the better for it. A textual analysis whinging about ‘South’ or ‘Sunderland’ entirely misses the point – christ we can’t surely be that much up our po-faced arses. Let the Angry Brigade message from Wallsend spread – It’s far more likely to find resonance than most political manifestos. Change it, add to it, let there be a hundred Angry Brigades – for fuck sake we need some fucking anger don’t we. Message to Wallsend Angry Brigade – IF YOU WANT PEACE PREPARE FOR WAR – SEE YOU AT ETON IN SEPTEMBER
AND NOW THIS FROM BARNSDALE ANGRY BRIGADE:
“let there be a hundred Angry Brigades”
Amen to that! We need to start informal regional ABs – Doncaster Angry Brigade, Norfolk Angry Brigade, Newcastle Angry Brigade, etc., etc. They could each create their own communiques, posters, flyers, videos, blogs, etc, each with their own unique spin on things. It would be pretty easy to do and would make for some very entertaining propaganda