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The 50 Most Ludicrous Britons - Cast your vote

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Sunday, 14 December 2008

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People whose grip on reality is far eclipsed by their ability to use the internet.

People who, for the last 11 years, have been declaring that taxes will destroy the country and who then complain that the 2.5% decrease in Value Added Tax will also destroy the country.

People who blame all problems on immigrants, feckless workshy scum, ZaNuLabour, the oxymoronic "liberal left" and anyone except themselves while banging on endlessly about personal responsibility.

Basically 90% of people who post on that swirling maelstrom of barking headcasery known as the Have Your Say section on the BBC website. And numerous similar forums across the internet.

Also, Americans who inform themselves solely from right-wing blogs who consequently live in a fantasy world where Europe is controlled by the Taliban and the US is the only place on the planet which has suffered terrorism and hasn't collapsed into some kind of leftist, islamofascist Dark Age. I know they're not British, but still.

Posted by Steve Wilds | 14.12.08, 12:34 GMT

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The Barkley brothers for trying to impose a Mugabe-style government on the people of Sark - and for destroying the local economy by taking their toys home with them.

Posted by Ed | 14.12.08, 11:58 GMT

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Can anybody tell me who Melanie Phillips is please?

Posted by J | 14.12.08, 11:57 GMT

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Andie - I COULDN'T AGREE MORE. BUT I RECKON YOU'RE JUST DOUBLE BLUFFING TO LURE US ALL IN TO A SENSE OF COMPLACENCY. I RECKUN YOU WURK FOR MOSSAD.
O' and of course there tErrolible, sorry, terrible misogynists as well. Basically they're nutters.

Posted by Rupert Fotherington-Smythe | 14.12.08, 11:46 GMT

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......oddballs, incompetents,drunks,cocaine sniffers, fools and misfits – many of whom hold an important office in the media. My nomination is for ALL NEWSPAPER EDITORS. None of you questioned the excesses of any of the so called smart people running banks,hedge funds,other financial services etc. You were all taken in by their PR people and drank their champagne and ate their canapes.SHAME on all of you!

Posted by Adrian | 14.12.08, 11:31 GMT

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Obsessive, socially dysfunctional bloggers on the Guardian and Telegraph websites. CiFers and whatever the Telegraph equivalent is seem to be perpetually foaming at the mouth, single-issue fanatics. And they have ludicrous on-line names. And both papers permit them to write entire essays in their comment fields, OFTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS. And they all seem to think that we are in either the final gasping hours of capitalism in which a vast cabal of Russian/Zionist/Oxbridge despots are controlling the universe, or that the "socialist government in Britain for the last 50 years" is destroying our moral fabric, y'know, bite by bite.

And they clearly prefer "flaming" each other for spelling errors and slight differences in opinion than getting outside and doing something about all the horrors they perceive. People's Front of Judea, anybody?

And yes, clearly the fact that I'm nominating them for "Ludicrous Briton" status on a newspaper comment site is a little pot-kettle-ish.

Posted by Andie | 14.12.08, 11:30 GMT

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Kate Humble. Has reduced BBC nature programmes to something inbetween Blue Peter and something for people with learning disabilities. "Now I'm going into the elephant enclosure to help the keeper polish its tusks." Poor old Bill Oddie, I presume the only reason he keeps going is because he needs the money.

Posted by Bob Pratt | 14.12.08, 11:28 GMT

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How can any list of ludicrous Brits in 2008 fail to include Simon Cowell? How much has he paid you?

Posted by Paolo Bagarino | 14.12.08, 11:17 GMT

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I would like to nominate any journalist in any medium who feels it necessary to insert the word 'different' where it is not needed; e.g. three different countries, three different women. Also anyone who uses 'more' where it is so obviously wrong; e.g. more better (ouch!!) more healthier (ouch! OUCH!!).
Other than that my vote goes to the boorish John Humphrys (and for similar reasons to Geoff Boycott, yes, I know he is not nominated, for his sneeringly humourless badgering of Jonathan Agnew every time they are teamed up on Test Match Special).

Posted by Graeme Kay | 14.12.08, 11:16 GMT

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Ray W. Golly you take things so terribly painfully literally. My family name is Tostov, I come from Silesia, which is in Poland, and the rest is history. A further nominee: PC dullards! It's not Tolstoy, and yes, of course I know of the famous Russian literary dynasty. I'm a Tostov - quite different.

Posted by Count Viktor Tostov | 14.12.08, 11:00 GMT

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