Times Columnists suggests decapitating cyclists, readers react

Sounds like Matthew Paris, a grumpy old times columnist, got up on the wrong side of his bed this year. In a satirical column entitled What’s smug and deserves to be decapitated? he goes on at some length about how in addition to all the normal atrocities associated with cyclists he’s now identified littering as enough to drive him to beheading unsuspecting riders as they zoom past. Some how I think Mr. Paris might be exaggerating a bit, but it’s interesting to see anti-cyclist sentiment in the media in London as well as in Seattle.

What’s really educational though are the comments (you may have to click the ‘read all … comments’ link yourself, sorry), almost uniformly pro-cyclist. It’s a refreshing change for me to see positive public reaction in the media.



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Matthew Parris is about as smug and sanctimonious a character as you can possibly imagine.

You might also want to read what his fellow guest columnist, Alison Steed, has written in reply…

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article3110970.ece

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