Internet commentators hoisted by their own petard

The Guardian last week highlighted the work of Matt Southall, whose website,, collects the views of the most odious and self-important internet commentators. Here are two choice examples concerning road management and green policies:

“In towns with socialist councils, the traffic lights are timed to cause maximum possible disruption to car drivers, especially at peak times,” rants SaxonHero.

“For god’s sake would you kindly drop all this ‘green’ nonsense – it is all complete rubbish and I cannot believe that any educated adult can fall for such an obvious scam,” asserts speaking_my_mind.

Illuminating stuff indeed. Downtime suspects there may be two more votes going Clarkson’s way if Downing Street ever gets its act together and puts that poll to a vote