Friday 10 June 2011

Ed Balls and the Hyenas

The Labour Party ?

Imagine a pack of starving hyenas put in a cage into which is thrown a single live chicken.

Ed Balls though, instead of chasing the chicken like all the others, he would first kill and eat the rest of the hyenas and then eat the chicken.

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Dam Busters remake
Friday, June 10, 2011 Lincolnshire Echo

ICONIC, yet controversial, part of Lincolnshire's aviation heritage will be changed in the re-telling of the Dambusters.

Broadcaster and comedian Stephen Fry has confirmed he has ditched the name of Dambuster Guy Gibson's black Labrador in the new version of the 1955 classic.

​FAITHFUL:Guy Gibson's dog, Nigger, pictured in front of a 106 Squadron Lancaster at Coningsby in 1942.

​Guy Gibson.

••..Historically, Gibson's dog was called Nigger and his name was used as a code word whenever one of Germany's Ruhr dams was breached during the raid.

But Fry, who is writing the script for the long-awaited film, has now revealed that the dog will be renamed Digger.

In an interview, he said: "There is no question in America that you could ever have a dog called the N-word.

"It's no good saying that it is the Latin word for black or that it didn't have the meaning that it does now – you just can't go back, which is unfortunate.

"You can go to RAF Scampton and see the dog's grave and there he is with his name, and it's an important part of the film.

"The name of the dog was a code word to show that the dam had been successfully breached. In the film, you're constantly hearing 'n-word, n-word, n-word, hurray' and Barnes Wallis is punching the air. But obviously that's not going to happen now.

"So Digger seems okay, I reckon."

RAF Scampton, home of the Dambusters and final resting place of Gibson's faithful friend, told the Echo that it had not yet been approached about the name, but said that the final decision would be down to the production company and studios.

Phil Bonner, aviation development officer of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, told the Echo he hoped the film retained its accuracy when it came to the bravery of our county's pilots.

He said: "The name of the dog is very emotive for many people and in some respects it's a reflection of the changes that have happened across the generations.