What is the fuss?  The worldwide economy is in meltdown, and the news concentrates on the prank phone call by two overgrown schoolkids. Yes Ross is probably overpaid (though I bet he gets nowhere near the £18m reported- thios was denied when this was first claimed, but – surprise surprise- the rags never corrected). Yes it was a stupid thing to do.  But really, lets get some perspective.

There were virtually no complaints until that nasty right wing rag the Mail broke the story.  So if they hadn’t said anything, no one would have been offended.

The person they phoned is famous for portraying the Spanish as being stupid, while being hit by a Manic-Depressive. As wonderful as ‘Fawlty Towers’ is, it is hardly the most sympathetic of comedies.

And the ‘poor sweet grand-daughter’ who has suffered this (?) is in a not very good ‘neo-goth burlesque dance troop’-  I’m sorry, completely crap dance troop- called “Satanic Sluts”, who appeared on stage at Glastonbury simulating brutal lesbian sex while dressed in stockings, susspenders and basque.

Can we have some proper news now.