What is the Institute for Social Inventions and what has Charlie Skelton done to annoy them/him so?
“Charlie Skelton, a columnist, surprisingly, for the London Guardian, should be avoided like the plague. He peddles in print facetiously violent, murderous and offensive fantasies and in my view is fit for employment only by some Nazi or National Front publication.
”In my 30 years of experience of dealing with journalists, he is the first one I have felt the need to warn people about in this way.“
A sense of humour malfunction? Or perhaps confusion with Charlie Brooker, who also ran into some trouble with the humour-bypass brigade in 2004. Either way, the Institute for Social Inventions has some issues.