THE BBC is facing a storm of criticism for employing an overnight cleaner who did not wear a poppy.
42-year-old Norman Steele, a self-employed cleaner on a zero-hours contract with an outside agency, has prompted calls to abolish the licence fee for his brazen disrespect for Britain’s heroes.
A spokesman for the Society of Right Wing Newspaper Columnists said: “Once again, the BBC spits in the face of the people of Britain, who would never dream of insulting our war dead in this way.
“Steele’s deliberate gesture of contempt shows that the BBC is run by traitors who could therefore be executed. Possibly as early as next week.”
The spokesman added: “And what was he ‘cleaning’ from midnight to 4am anyway? Evidence of the BBC’s complicity in the Jimmy Savile cover-up, that’s what.”
Steele, who has been dismissed without a reference, said: “I was going to buy one next week. Because it’s still only October 22nd.”