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Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Is Adopted By Dan Snow And David Cameron’s Big Society

by | 19th, April 2010

LACKING from the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano story was the celebrity element. But news is that old rockers Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi of Status Quo have been forced to plan a new route home from a Russia tour due to the travel problems caused ash from by the Icelandic volcano. But is that enough? No, what we need is TV show, a TV presenter with a cause. Step forward daddy’s boy Dan Snow her to launch a “Dunkirk-style mission” to bring British ferry passengers across the Channel in a fleet of RIBs.

How many in afleet? Five.

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Snow presents such telly shows as 20th Century Battlefields and Beating Retreat.

Benedict Brogan, the Telegraph’s Deputy Editor then seizes on Snow’s optunism to make his own case for David Cameroan:

Dan Snow’s Dunkirk spirit is what David Cameron’s Big Society is all about

The TV historian’s swashbuckling initiative, intended initially to help a friend, encapsulates everything Dave has been banging on about: self-reliance, group action, charitable motive, improvisation, mucking in, a dash of can-do and a spot enthusiastic amateurism.

So, it’s not about a TV presenter grandstanding and promoting himself?

Nor is about the French:

As the first five boats set to depart, French gendarmes swooped and stopped them leaving and made passengers disembark.

After a search of the vessels, they were allowed back on to head for home – but only on the undertaking that the rescue team not return.

It is believed the plan was halted due to French fears that illegal immigrants would use it as a way to get to Britain.

Still, at least now the celebs have given the story a big, important human face and some telly but – why-oh-why – isn’t he being sponsored for sports relief. Tsk!


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