Friday, 10 February 2012

Barnet Blogger Mrs Angry is nominated for The Orwell Prize

Barnet Blogger Mrs Angry has been nominated for the Orwell Prize !
You can see full details here -

If anyone deserves an Orwell Prize it's Mrs Angry for the stirling work she did this time last year exposing the Metpro Scandal. Whilst all of the Barnet bloggers played a big part in making sure that the whole story was exposed, I personally think that if someone has to get a gong for it, then that should be Mrs Angry. She started her blog in response to neighbours from hell, dumped on her doorstep by Barnet Council. She'd only just got rid of the stress of them when the Metpro Scandal broke. A lesser person would have said "I don't need the hassle and let the matter rest". No one would have thought the lesser of her if she had.

When I started blogging, no one in Barnet was covering the issues we raise every day. I doubt that we do more than scratch the surface of the shit going on in Barnet, but the council now take us very seriously. They know that WE WILL eventually get to the truth of the matter. We are a dogged, persistant and very committed bunch. We are both competetive (in a good way) and collaborative. Whenever one of us is picked on, the rest of the bloggers will rally around. If one of us is put up for a gong, the rest of us will back them to the hilt.

I do wonder how many of the bloggers on the list have had the stress, taken the risks and put the work into their blog that Mrs Angry has? Not only that, but she writes a damn fine blog.


baarnett said...

The Famous Five:

Well, if Dame Angry of Finchley does get the gong, she can make the other four of you a slap-up tea, with all the trimmings.

"Well I never — if it isn't Mr Mustard!" Mrs Angry exclaimed. "How's that web research you were doing, with Norton Parental Control turned off? All the better for having got rid of us for the afternoon, I'll be bound," she added, with a twinkle in her eye.

"My Freedom of Information requests are right as rain," said Mr Mustard. "No-one can beat you though, Mrs A; you're the tops!"

"Get away with you," she replied. "Now, sit yourselves down, and mind Vicky doesn't wolf all the cake."

"As if we'd let her," exclaimed Roger, helping himself to an egg sandwich. "Ooh — these sandwiches are just the way I like them; cut nice and thin, and simply chock-full of egg."

The bloggers helped clear away the tea-things, and then Roger proposed a game of Charades, before Mr Reasonable had to catch the bus home. This suggestion met with general approval, but Mr Mustard asked to be excused. "I have something to do," he said, and refused to say a word more. He slipped off upstairs, followed by Mrs A, who padded silently after him like a shadow. Vicky frowned, wondering what they was up to, but she soon forgot her concerns as a hilarious game of Charades got underway. It lasted for ages, until Mr Reasonable got into such a muddle trying to mime "neutrinos" that the game ended in utter confusion — or "fusion" as Roger remarked with a grin. What a lark!

Mrs Angry said...

oh, that's really kind of you: actually this is just the entry stage & I am sure the end of it all. It's true though, that I started this for personal reasons, and now look: I can't stop. I look on it as my Big Society contribution, and my civic duty. And a form of revenge, which is shameful.

Mrs Angry said...

... and baarnett: I hope you haven't been spending the afternoon with Pandora, like Mr Mustard?

Mr Mustard said...

I played table tennis at county level and never were we taught to use a table tennis bat like I have seen today Mrs Angry.

Luckily red cheeks don't do it for me or the next council meeting would be very interesting.

Mr Mustard said...

Quite seriously Roger is absolutely correct. We all have our own areas of interest (no, not those) and naturally we all want to be the first with the bad news (actually we would all rather there wasn't any so we could get on with our lives) but be warned it is all for one and one for all when it concerns the famous five barnet bloggers.

Morris Hickey said...

Well done Mrs Angry. Hope you go all the way (so to speak!).

Mrs Angry said...

yes, thanks Morris, but I haven't done anything yet ... Mr Mustard: I see you have taken a detailed interest in Pandora's pastimes. It's good to keep up with new blogs, though, isn't it? Dear me. Might have to introduce more sporting activities into mine.