Innocent viewers of this evening’s BBC 4 news programme have been terrified by the unexpected appearance of the dreaded Mekon, apparently undefeated by his would-be nemesis Dan Dare, and still intent upon inter-galactic domination.
The Mekon’s disturbing intervention into the programme, looming menacingly over a studio discussion on the EU elections, is of concern to this blog because he claimed to be called “Alan Thomas” and to be speaking on behalf of Shiraz Socialist! He had even gone so far as to attempt to disguise himself with orange makeup, but there was no concealing the true identity of the arch enemy of the human race.
He did talk some sense about the EU and the need for a strengthening of European institutions, citing the present negotiations over the future of GM’s European operations as an example of the need for Britain to be more fully engaged with Europe.
But the Mekon’s apparently reasonable line on Europe was merely a cloak for his dastardly plan to invade earth and enslave us all: Dan Dare, where are you now?