DJ sacked for pulling plug on boring Queen

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    A Birmingham radio presenter has been sacked after he pulled the plug on Queen Elizabeth II's traditional Christmas Day speech, telling listeners it was "boring."
    Tom Binns has lost his job at radio station BRMB after a number of listeners complained over his interruption of the monarch's traditional December 25 broadcast to Britain and the Commonwealth.
    "Two words: Bor-ring," he said on air as he stopped the broadcast, before quipping "from one Queen to another..." as he put on "Last Christmas" by pop duo Wham, featuring openly gay singer George Michael.
    Binns explained that the incident occurred after the Queen's Speech -- a decades-old tradition still watched by millions of Britons and others every year -- came on at a point when he had expected a regular news bulletin.
    "I was working on my own on Christmas Day; I'd even had to let myself into the studio. After the guy before me finished, we should have taken the news from Sky, and then my show would start," he told the Chortle comedy website.
    "But instead of the news, we got the Queen's speech. I knew it shouldn't be there, but having never heard it before, I didn't know how long it was going to go on for.
    "I'm not trained to make editorial decisions, but I decided to get rid of it and make a joke. I said, 'Two words: bor-ring'.
    "I then went into an old riff about how people say the royal family are good for tourism, but the French beheaded theirs and people still visit France," before cueing up the Wham song, he said.
    He added that one listener got really angry, "he sent me a message saying I should be sent to Basra and hoped I'd get killed by a roadside bomb... but other than that almost all the texts we received were in support of what I'd done."
    The radio station's parent company, the Orion Media Group programme, said the DJ's comments were "inappropriate," adding: "We do not condone what he said in any way, whether said in jest or not.
    "Tom will now not be featuring again on our radio stations," said its programme and marketing director, David Lloyd, quoted by the Birmingham Post.
  2. Too fekn right as well,the knob !

  3. Classic insult :D
  4. Dissin' Brenda? Shoot the fecker.
  5. Unlucky Binns! Seems you can't gob off at whoever you like without feeling the repercussions...
  6. "but other than that almost all the texts we received were in support of what I'd done."

    Anyone here text him?
  7. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    To be fair, it is boring. But you have to watch it and love the old Dear for nostalgia value if nothing else.
  8. It may have been edgy and controversial in the 1960's... These days, it makes him out as yet another disrespectful prick with no pride or regard for the traditions or values of the country he's happy enough to live in.
  9. On a similar subject, our Oath states we have to protect Her in person and in name (or something similar...). To me that reads that if someone gobbed off about Her you can smack that person to shut him up, wonder if that'd be a legal defence for assaulting someone.
  10. Maybe he now knows why he wasn't qualified to make 'editorial decisions'. After all, his first attempt got him the 'spanish archer'. Oh well, experience is something you get just AFTER you need it, never mind.
  11. How long has he been in the country? :x
  12. Whiskey_60, 'Person, Name and Dignity'

    Suppose the prat thought he was being funny... he wasn't, just being a disrespectful tw@t who probably doesn't know any better.

  13. Can't remember the whole thing off hand, it's in a frame somewhere in the house. When it was given me I was too busy trying to remember SBDs and Drill movements :D
  14. Written by Brown's liars. No fault of Her Maj that it was not only boring, but full of bullshit about what 'My Government' is going to do in 2010.
    It was tantamount to a Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the New Lab Party.

    Transcript here: