No-one really knows what’s happening now about the Leicester explosion the other week. Several people have been arrested for manslaughter, and it definitely seems to have been done deliberately, but their motive… no-one seems to know that yet.
It’s incredibly depressing. But this story is nice.
There’s been an explosion of an as-yet unknown origin in my home town and because it’s a really diverse city racists have decided it’s terrorism when it’s almost certainly a gas explosion or something similar.
This incident, which is still ongoing, marks one of the few times I’ve actually been so angry I engaged with a fuckin’ asshole like Nick Griffin on Twitter, but in retrospect I’m really glad I did, because oh gosh look at the amount of Likes on the different posts and breathe a sigh of relief.
(I “love” the cognitive dissonance these particular racists have. “Leicester is FULL of Muslims, it’s ALMOST ALL MUSLIMS.” “Why would Muslims want to bomb it then?” “Um – SHUT UP, SNOWFLAKE.”)
Quick update on the Leicester situation. Five people are confirmed dead, which is obviously horrible, and it seems quite likely kids were among the victims, which is even more horrible. This gofundme seems to have been set up by their school, which is just down the road from my village, I ride the same bus as kids from that school. So that’s very upsetting.
So yeah, do pass this along if you can. According to the news reports I’ve seen, the death toll might still rise. :(
A row over a landmark above my village seems to have gradually escalated (welcome to rural life). Two thoughts:
1) If you’ve ever seen the prices at the Bradgate Park gift shops and cafes, you just miiiiiight come to the conclusion that they don’t actually need the money
2) Let us hope the people guarding the image of Old John the landmark do not incur the wrath of Old John the person, who was (apparently) a servant killed in a freak bonfire accident when the Earl of Stamford decided a great way to celebrate his son’s birthday was to set an entire hill alight and have a party on it. I’m just saying, my dudes