September 18, 2006
Falling down library buildings
Readers of the Daily Telegraph should be able to follow the story of the falling down library buildings in the morning.
"70% are still standing" announced DLA (Delay- the department of libraries and archives) - and that is a major achievement."
The department is playing the whole matter with a straight Bat (which is a cricketing expression) . Mr Custard Cream is driving the digger and Mr Chocolate Profiterole and Miss Jam Sponge are standing by with bags of rubbish. Lord Ginger Nut has fallen in the teapot.
All the bricks from the collapsed library buildings are needed for the ten new regional cake filling and library book processing factories. Not a clod will be wasted
The Department of Common Sense has closed for a religious festival leaving a sign on the door assuring everyone that "everything is fine". Mr Woolly Jumper and Miss bo Peep have gone out to breakfast with the Countess of Lemon Curd.
Posted by Perkins at September 18, 2006 7:12 PM
Tim, a key finding of the report which is overlooked in the MLA press release is that 23.5% (ie almost 1 in 4) libraries fail to meet basic Health and Safety requirements. Readers who don't want to wait for the Telegraph story can read about the report on
Posted by: Martyn at September 18, 2006 10:25 PM