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This cunt hates The Rangers and couldn't help himself ! :sherlock:

Latest from the Daily Record's John McKie...

Oldies are golden if you want real talent

By John McKie on Jul 21, 09 09:37 AM in

Poor Arlene Phillips.

Like our international skipper Barry Ferguson, Arlene, 66, saw her retirement announced before she could announce it herself.

She's been replaced by former SCD champ Alesha Dixon, 30, who's been described as "BBC1's Cheryl Cole".

Cloakroom attendants at TV Centre...take cover.

It seems a bit unfair on Arlene. She was the BBC's secret early evening ratings weapon. After all, she made Britannia High for ITV.

BBC1 controller Jay Hunt has told Arlene the decision is nothing to do with her age. Jay said: "IT'S NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR AGE, I SAID."

Minister for women Harriet Harman called it "absolutely shocking age discrimination".

Pains me to say it, but she could have a point. Don''t tell Harriet, but it could even be sexism.

Older women on telly get a raw deal. Terry Wogan has presented Children In Need since 1978 but other co-hosts such as Sue Lawley, Sue Cook and Gaby Roslin have vanished like Tony Blair's expenses.

Tess Daly, Terry's current co-host, probably shouldn't get attached to her dressing room.

Anna Ford, Selina Scott, Kate Adie, Moira Stewart ... nowhere to be seen. Fern Britton has gone from This Morning to BBC1's As Seen On TV...or 'As Been On TV, more like.

It's possible we write people off as past-it at the expense of fame junkies such as Peaches Geldof, who could live to 100 and not achieve anything worthwhile.

Alex Ferguson won English titles in England and a Champions League final after his 65th.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes climbed Everest this year at 65. Look at Tom Watson, 10 weeks short of his 60th birthday, playing 71 and a half brilliant holes at Turnberry.

Or Rangers captain DavieWeir, 40 next year. He doesn't look a day over 38 and a half.

Best gig I saw last year was 75-year-old Leonard Cohen at the Royal Albert Hall.

Deciding folk are past-it can back-fire. Enforced retirement would have meant Rocky III would be half an hour shorter with a sad ending.

The LibDems kicked out wise old Ming Campbell for Nick Clegg, who has only four years as an MP and all the political credibility of Miley Cyrus. They may well end up reversing this decision for Vince Cable, who's now the same age (66) as Ming was when he left.

No wonder the Government are considering scrapping the compulsory age for quitting work.

It's probably because Gordon Brown wants to get to his seventies before he realises the kind of mess he's left our (and his) pensions.

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