Alan at Biased BBC has a heart-tugging report on the fears for three missing London boys believed to be heading to Paris. Here's how it begins:
Relatives of the three missing London boys believed to be heading to Paris have pleaded for them to come home.
The boys travelled to Paris on Tuesday. It is feared they may be planning to join Front National extremists in Paris.
One of the boy’s family said they understood he wanted to help those suffering attacks from Islamist fanatics in Paris but said Paris was “a dangerous place”.
The family said they were “feeling completely distressed”.
The three London boys who all supported Chelsea Football Club, travelled to Paris by train on Tuesday after telling their parents they were going out for the day to watch Chelsea play in the Champions League.
Football managers from clubs across the country have issued a statement pleading with the boys to come home.
Supporters at the London club were asked to come forward if they had any information to help the boys return home safely.
A Club spokesman said the trio, who have been described as “straight-A students”, had been manipulated, possibly influenced by the heightened atmosphere around the subject of immigration during the run up to the election, much of it possibly due to the dangerous attitudes promulgated by Nigel Farage and UKIP.
A brilliant, very funny piece of satire from Alan which needs reading in full.
And it makes a serious point too: One group of three gets plenty of empathy and understanding from the BBC (despite going to support a terrorist group which is slaughtering people and has declared war on us); another group of three gets no empathy or understanding whatsoever (for the lesser misdeed of shoving someone and hurling racist abuse).