10 October 2008
Dishonesty is the best policy
A cranky local MP, Chris Ruane, has painted over a shopfront sign in Rhyl, north Wales, that has proclaimed the now-disused establishment to be "Rhyl's biggest receiver of stolen goods". Ruane argued that 'the name is emblazoned across the front of the building, which sends out completely the wrong message about Rhyl'. The sign had been in place for decades, and Ruane said that the sign was often used by the media to portray Rhyl in a negative light.
If it was up to me I'd relish the opportunity to live in a town in which the criminals are so helpful!
- BBC News, 10 October 2008