email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 12 Thursday, 15 October 2009 London Lite anyone know where I can get one of those backwards baseball caps? I can only find the normal forward-facing ones. Trendy, CM3 to the man on the Jubilee line on tuesday who opened a coffee over my head and spilt it over me: Im short not invisible! Visible, SN7 nICK (Txts, Wed): trend for hats with price tag left on is suggestion its shoplifted. Worst or stupidest fashion statement ever?! Dan, WC2 nICK: if you think thats bad, Ive seen a guy with a plastic security tag still attached! Alex, HA4 Is It possible to buy a compilation of the backing tracks played on MasterChef anywhere? Action, AL5 I Cant walk past a starbucks without going in. My record is 12 double espressos in one day. Can anyone beat that? Wired, Epsom h (Txts, Wed): alternatives to effing and blinding? heavens to Betsy! is the accepted replacement in our office! JP, TN4 h: the words jibber-jabber cover almost all eventualities and are more powerful than any swearword. Nath, W2 h: IM saying disco stick instead. I live by whatever Lady GaGa says. Tom, TW1 What causes the little tarmac molehills you see in the pavements? SJ, Sevenoaks aF (Txts, Wed): told car salesman I was going to call my Micra Monty. he put name on in silver letters as a surprise and dozy friend thought it was a new model of nissan! MJ, EN6 aF: My ex-Us army Chevrolet Blazer is called BGM -- big green monster. Its big, loud and antisocial -- just like Lemmy from Motorhead! Graham, DA1 to the person who rescued me from the unwanted attentions of a rather tipsy middle-aged man on the n25 bus the other night: thank you! Sian, E1 JIMBoBarIno (txts, Wed):Id add ponytails to the girls arsenal too. no-one enjoys a face full of hair so theyll use that to bully you too! Flossed, London. JIMBoBarIno: attention male tube passengers. armpits are not weapons. stop exploding stinky odour. shower! ta. Oh-dear, London any other bloke get excited finding big hangers to hang clothes? or should I be worried? Ian, WD6 aLI (Txts, Wed): guys who dont wear pyjamas often end up wearing same t-shirt they slept in next day. Man in good PJs is cute! Kathryn, N8 orGanIsed (Txts, Mon): if you have had my Christmas presents for nearly a year and I havent bought it for myself--it aint worth having! Secret Squirrel, London Should Smith get a peerage? I lIke Jonathan Ross but he cant compete with Paul OGrady, pictured. I expect lots of other viewers will be switching over from BBC1 to ITV1 to watch OGrady if its true the two chat show hosts are going head- to-head on a Friday night. Stan, London The two have such different audiences. Personally I love Rosss show but I appreciate why people might like OGrady -- its just they tend to be old, grey and holding a Freedom Pass. Charlie, Holborn MAYBe its time for OGrady. Ive had enough of Ross coming out with the same fake flirting and jokes for years. Becky, Harrow Instead of huge bonuses (Lite, Wed), banks could give to the public purse to retrain the unemployed or help firms in trouble. Most who have jobs will forgo bonuses this year. Why not the sector most responsible for the crash? Amy, St Jamess. the Question time debate with nick Griffin is turning into a farce. they invite the BnP leader on but now they vet the audience to be sure nobody will heckle him. What did they think would happen? Guido Taylor, London Another thing Are transport rises justified? Will you see Pammy do panto? IsRossorOGradythebetterhost? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite P LEASE, I cant believe this is even being considered. Having made what you might charita- bly call mistakes over her sec- ond home expenses, Jacqui Smith now faces losing her seat in the Commons but as a former home secre- tary she may very likely find consolation with a seat in the Lords. Is there no shame left in the remnants of our notion of democracy? This must not happen. Paul, Canonbury Any attempt to move Jacqui Smith into the House of Lords after the next elec- tion would be an outrage. Bad enough she gets to keep the money from the second home claims without our having to lay out further public money for her expenses as a peer. Jeremy, London If A civil servant or local government officer was found to have submitted questionable expenses they might well expect to be dismissed. So what makes MPs such as Jacqui Smith so superior to the rest of us? Simon Ellis, London IT SEEMS the whole point of making the Lords non-hereditary was so MPs whod lost credibility and had little hope of winning another election could stay o n t h e gravy- train by being pro- moted to it. no poli- tician will stand up to this cor- ruption of the democratic process as its in their interests to help each other out, in case its their turn in the spotlight next. Roz, London SO JACQUI SMITH made mistakes -- no one is pretending otherwise. But by all accounts she has been a fine constituency MP for Redditch. Must we lose every single person who makes an error from public life forever? Nic, London HAVInG the former Speaker Michael Martin being ele- vated to the House of Lords was bad enough but Jacqui Smith being rewarded for expenses mis- takes by being made a peer would be even more galling for the pub- lic. This is a farce. William, London Textpoll Q: Does maternity leave stall womens careers? OurlastresultShould students be hit with more fees? YES 37% NO 63%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite No more lording it up, JacquiOn the up: Smith may be headed to the Lords e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukForget your Lite? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: 2 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html