Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Free the Sudan teddy...

Good news that teacher Gillian Gibbons is home on Merseyside after she was jailed in The Sudan for allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Mohamed (no offence meant if that's the wrong spelling!).

At a news conference after landing in UK today, Gillian was able to joke that she went to Sudan for an adventure but found a bigger one than she bargained for...

But I didn't spot the poor old teddy bear on the TV pictures...?

Are the Sudanese holding teddy hostage...? Will teddy now be getting the lashes from which the teacher was thankfully spared...?

That would be cruel indeed. I think we should be told.

UPDATE: Just seen Gillian interviewed on Channel 4 News. No bitterness at the way she was treated and hoping no-one would be put off visiting the beautiful country of Sudan! What a lovely lady!

But still no sign of teddy.

4 comments:

Brynley said...

Teddy is in safe hands.

The Blue Peter team.

They admire Gillian Gibbons' facility in the naming of sweet furry animals.

fairdealphil said...

nice one brynley...

'cept of course it was the kids who named the bear, not Ms G. Her 'crime' was allowing them to...!

Hats off said...

Not running any stories on the Labour sleaze Phil.

Hazel Blears in trouble now.

Chris Paul said...

Iain Dale can't tell the difference between frontline jobs and bureaucrats. He is throwing his toys. Comments and links welcome.