TO: THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY AND COUNTY
PALATINE OF LANCASTER
Know ye that this day, November 27th in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and eight, the 57th year of the reign of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster,
is Lancashire Day.
Know ye also, and rejoice, that by virtue of Her Majesty’s County Palatine of Lancaster, the citizens of the Hundreds of Lonsdale, North and South of the Sands, Amounderness, Leyland, Blackburn, Salford and West Derby are forever entitled to style themselves Lancastrians.
Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish Sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the peoples’ pleasure in that excellent distinction – true Lancastrians, proud of the Red Rose and loyal to our Sovereign Duke.
GOD BLESS LANCASHIRE AND
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN,
DUKE OF LANCASTER.
Filed under: bbc, rant, TV | Tags: bbc, Brand, Clarkson, Joke, Ross, Scandal, Top Gear
A joke on a BBC television programme today prompted no-one to complain, watchdogs reported. Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce quipped that Leeds Castle was a long way from Yorkshire, and hoped that people didn’t get confused.
Switchboards at the BBC were silent as the nation didn’t complain in mass numbers. A spokesman for the BBC apologised for any offence people may feel when they realise that they missed an opportunity to complain and blamed an editorial oversight and said that representatives of both Leeds Castle and Yorkshire had been informed of the joke before the programme was broadcast.
The spokesman went on to suggest that following the offence caused by Clarksongate & RossBrandSachsgate, the BBC had taken a stronger line over AntiquesRoadshowPresenterFionaBrucegate and measures had been put in place to avoid any repeat of the incident.