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By Pete Moore On August 4th, 2019

“Just drop it Jeremy, someone less important than you will clean it up.”

Brighton beach was littered with laughing gas canisters and balloons by Pride revellers, say volunteers cleaning up after the event. Up to 1,000 people have been clearing large amounts of bottles, cans, glass and disposable barbecues.

But they said they had never seen so many nitrous oxide canisters in one place. By 10:00 BST more than 150 bags of rubbish had already been collected, organisers Ocean’s 8 said.

Littering is a cardinal sin in my book. A heavy flogging an appropriate punishment. “Leave no trace” is a mantra which walkers and hikers are told. Wherever you go, whatever you do, leave no trace of your presence. You take it in, you take it away with you. Everything.

I dunno, maybe gays and Guardian readers think they are above simple courtesies.


  1. I dunno, maybe gays and Guardian readers think they are above simple courtesies

    And the UK’s most loyal residents:


  2. Of course Pete’s final sentence reveals not very subtly the real reason for the post 😉

  3. Littering is a very big sin in my book also. I don’t understand why anyone would want to do it.

    You would not have seen this mess after a Japanese sporting or other event, or a Senegalese event.

    Those peoples now have a reputation for cleaning up after themselves.


  4. //I dunno, maybe gays and Guardian readers think they are above simple courtesies.//

    FFS Pete, grow up.

  5. What exactly are these ‘Pride’ partakers so proud of?

    Anyway, this gets to the point……


    But worse still……..


    Nitrous oxide occurs in small amounts in the atmosphere, but recently has been found to be a major scavenger of stratospheric ozone, with an impact comparable to that of CFCs. It is estimated that 30% of the N2O in the atmosphere is the result of human activity, chiefly agriculture.

    My first thought was that the self-obsessed filth on Brighton didn’t give a fuck, until I realised that they really do give a fuck – everywhere they go, especially on Brighton beach. This collectivity, by whatever bizarre acronym they use, they are mentally ill.