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charlie gilmore takes tentatve step in to lefty writing...

#1
I like this bit the best...

I realised this in my first week at Wandsworth, when a lifer told me he was planning to set fire to his cell that night in protest against the governor. Normally if you learn that someone is planning on setting light to part of the building in which you live, you would alert the authorities, but in prison all you can do is try to talk them out of it and, failing that, hope the flames don’t spread to your cell. If society has nothing invested in you, why should you care if it burns?


It’s strangely liberating, being freed of civic responsibility, and it’s a feeling that is hard to shake off even after being released.


Read more: CHARLIE GILMOUR: I broke the law and paid the price. But what I learned in prison fills me with dread if the rioters rampage again | Mail Online
I would look at it more from the point of view that the criminal had already fcuked off anything that society had 'invested' in them, when they did what they did to end up in clink. Likewise the ability to 'shake of' civic resposibility is probably more palatable, esp if you can blame it on prison. The criminals in prison were hardly modles of civic responsibility when they went in.
 
#2
It's bog standard these days, isn't it? A shit who is arrested and banged up for doing something shitty then gets a column and a chat show out of it.

The career pattern works best, though, for yer middle classes, or for someone related to a celeb / guitar tormentor.

The amazing thing is that it's quite often the Daily Mail - the paper that has the biggest outrage bus of them all when they're nicked - that ends up paying them for their celltime apercus as soon as they're released.
 
#5
Are you suggesting Mr Paul Dacre might not be a man of integrity?
He may have no integrity, but he's a savvy bugger. He gets a hit from both markets; first the outraged majority (kerching!) and later all the yummy mummies worried about the poor, reformed lamb -after all, it's not as though he's black or poor or anything (kerching!).

Is that the sound of a huge pile of cash entering Dacre's trousers I hear?
 
#10
" It’s lucky I gave up my childhood dream of high-jumping for Britain because I am banned from staying in London during the Games. The Metropolitan Police and the probation service decided I pose too much of a threat, which shows how much faith they have in the rehabilitative powers of the British penal system."
Perhaps it merely shows how much faith the Plod have in the fact that this odiouds little twat is a complete farkin belter....
 
#11
I'm thinking of selling Charley Gilmore anatomically correct* voodoo dolls, long hair, black coat, clutching bits of flag and made out of best quality bio beeswax complete with pins. Would anyone here be interested?

* It has no dick whatsoever, but you can push a voodoo model pineapple (£2.50 extra) sideways up it's arse.
 
#12
What a slimy, self pitying, little twat.

He should be scrubbing war memorials clean all over the county until his fingers bleed instead of using them type this drivvel.

I do hope he gets cancer.
 
#13
It's bog standard these days, isn't it? A shit who is arrested and banged up for doing something shitty then gets a column and a chat show out of it.

The career pattern works best, though, for yer middle classes, or for someone related to a celeb / guitar tormentor.

The amazing thing is that it's quite often the Daily Mail - the paper that has the biggest outrage bus of them all when they're nicked - that ends up paying them for their celltime apercus as soon as they're released.

But generally only if they have a celebrity connection and a fruity looking mum.

Personally I'd have him and Otis Ferry bathed in antelope blood and then sent cage fighting with Leopards
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
His career in Big Brother, the Only Way is Essex and other shining beacons of chavdom seems assured.

The only small mercy will be that he won't suddenly start sprouting an enormous pair of plastic tits....

Wordsmith
 
#17
Personally I'd have him and Otis Ferry bathed in antelope blood and then sent cage fighting with Leopards

Why Otis? He is without doubt a star who burns brightly in the firmanent of this PC obsesed society.
As to Charlie well he can cage fight with leopards, but I do wonder why you selected Leopards? I would rather he played with a pack of staffies, its far more his socialist/anarchic type!
 
#18
I like to think of Gilmour in terms of the opening scene of Die Another Day, when the baddie puts someone in a bag and then uses him/it as a punch bag...
 
#19
Was bound to happen. All the liberal types who were aghast at the thought of a nice middle-class anarchist being sent to actual prison, like the poor people are, have declared him the dispenser of all lefty wisdom, a male equivalent of Laurie Penny. They want to share the reflected glory of his gritty protester credentials; he will be here to annoy us for many years to come.

Now that wheelchair lefty has fallen out of favour (too lower-class and drooly), he's the logical next choice for the Voice of the Counterculture.
 
#20
The lad Gilmore is really a sad indictment of our current society. not only has society failed to kick that anarchist drivel out of him during prison, it appears to see his having served criminal time as a cachet not a stain.

however society alone is not to blame, Gilmore has done a pretty good job of spunking privilege and advantage up the wall of life. Luckily for our Charlie-boy, there is an inexhaustible source of these qualities for the likes of him. I think that the home ~Office PR team need to start a rumour, a leak, that Gilmore is a paid confidential informant...and his early release owed to his grassing up some known psycopath...that would learn the little toad.
 

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