Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Apprentice - Ramsgate Was Robbed!

The persistent word among the local millionaires is that the BBC initially wanted to bring Sralan and his apprentices to Ramsgate rather than Margate for this series of the popular business cock- (or increasingly hen-) fights.

The Beeb's researcher apparently rang one of the council's Ramsgate offices, but was referred under standing orders to the Cecil Square propaganda unit who presumably rubbed their hands with glee and said: 'Nah - you don't wanna go there. Come and see how we're spending £60m (allegedly) regenerating Margate instead!' The rest, as we now know, is history.

While we're on the topic of the Margate episode, I must extend my sincere apologies to Mr Dickens of Broadstairs whose Apprentice-related email has been languishing in my inbox for the past couple of weeks, awaiting a suitable peg to hang it on. Mr D of B had some very sound ideas about promoting Margate, including a large poster of our beloved leader in his Cecil Square office with the caption: 'Margate welcomes tourists - you f*cking tossers!' and a traditional view of the Margate skyline in flames with the tagline: 'Experience the excitement of the Blitz from your guest house window.' Nice one, Mr D of B!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some other tag lines
how about," visit Margate when the sun is shining cause there is nothing to do when it rains "

Sodden and Goddenmorah the only town with a sexshop on the seafront

T S Elliot ,Turner, they got ot wrong , maybe you should to

West Cliff GB said...

Godden & Gommorah

Anonymous said...

hey in the event that there is something insightful or funny on this site, could someone please inform BBC South East because that would be truly newsworthy.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Blow it out your arse, cunteyes.

Jean said...

Folkestone has/had several sex shops just off the sea-front. Not that I er,...no, I just noticed them. Honest. I've never...oh, forget it.

tony flaig bignews said...

Eastcliff it strikes me that your just jealous of all the cultural treats over here in Margate.

It must have be upsetting that even the biking community choose Margate over millionaires playground.

Brilliant Margate, Kent's egalitarian resort catering for all sorts highbrow, families, gay, straight and knuckle draggers

Just on the fires thing, I recall that Ramsgates one or two.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Margate does seem to be picking up, but it's not really competing with Ramsgate on a level playing field, is it Tony? All the money, resources and 'events-based regeneration' have been diverted away from Ramsgate into Margate by the Cecil Square-centric duffers that run Thanet Council.

Why don't they just rename themselves Margate Council and be done with it?

As for fires, we may have one or two a year over here. But over there you seem to have one or two a week!

Anonymous said...

I wonder where the £60 mill went? it sure as Sh*t ain't on Margate.

Anonymous said...

manston, that's where its all gone

tony flaig bignews said...

At least our fires don't include valuable historic documents.

Eastcliff Richard said...

No, just priceless and irreplaceable lumps of British heritage!

Anonymous said...

Now,Now girls,less antagonism more humour please.DVT.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Humour? Don't talk to me about humour! I'm all humoured out. I've spent ten hours sweating in a battery powered bean can on the M2, with an Anus Pucker Factor of 48 every time anything bigger than a bumblebee overtakes me. My feet are stinking like a pair of Margate kebabs, and you want humour! Kuh!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys chill out There is nothing between Ramsgate and Margate they are both Chavy dumps, the discriminating visitors only come here to go to Broadstairs.

The Rose between to thorns as it locally known.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Or 'the turdy beach between the two Blue Flag beaches' as we must now call it.

Beverley Montenaro said...

F*cks sake ... they're both truly noisome in their own way, though neither as vile as Cliftonvile.

Arguing about which location is imperceptibly less unpleasant than the other is like a bloke with one arm defending his disability against a bloke with one leg.

At what point will you realise that the demise of Thanet is irreversible ?