Comments:UK opposition leader David Cameron's bicycle was stolen

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Is this really news? Seriously... a bike was stolen.--Quadrastreet (talk) 18:04, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed; not news. Wikidsoup (talk) 18:50, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also agreed. its not news unless it was stolen as a political statement, and there is no evidence to that fact. delete the article. Rekov (talk) 19:20, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Three of the major broadsheets in the UK covered this and his office issued a statement, so I think it qualifies as news. Not important news, but news nonetheless. --SVTCobra 19:45, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is the appeal to tradition fallacy. Just because British newspapers report on something does not mean that we should as well. We have the opportunity to change what free media is, and we should not waste it. Each decision should be analyzed. We shouldn't just parallel the past.Rekov (talk) 21:56, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Who owned the bicycle is what makes it news. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:05, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would agree with this statement if the theft had been targeted, but it seems that it had not. It is merely coincidence that the bicycle belonged to someone of importance. Rekov (talk) 21:56, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would not have bothered to write a story for Wikinews about this, but someone did and we rely on volunteer work. We have covered news that is even less important, so there is no reason to delete this. Yes, there are more important stories that are not being covered, but this discussion is only taking away time from covering them. --SVTCobra 22:13, 24 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perhaps the problem is that the original posting never made mention of what Brian had to say below, "not the leader of a major UK political party who has made a big deal out of cycling to parliament every day." If there had been a mention of how the politician was a heavy-duty pro-biking advocate, I'd be more willing to treat the article as genuine news. --Quadrastreet (talk) 19:27, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think this story works to highlight the fact that 19,000 bikes are stolen every year in London. One by one, that may sound inconsequential, but at 60 pounds a bike that's over a million pounds a year in property theft. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:27, 26 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Let them be hanged, drawn and quartered I say!!

Plus, when my bike gets stolen, I will make sure to post it here... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:37, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That would get deleted very quickly. You see, you're just an IP address - not the leader of a major UK political party who has made a big deal out of cycling to parliament every day. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:59, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bike theft[edit]

Serves him right in my opinion, BBC News reported that he had only chained it to a bollard. It wasn't exactly difficult to steal. The thief would have just lifted it off the bollard and gone! He should be more careful. Iceflow (talk) 15:20, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

who cares? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:44, 26 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The bollard he put in on was no more that 4 feet high, and his shocked that it was stolen. And to think this man could be running the counrty soon.—Hippostud (talk) 21:39, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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funny article.... —<a href="">4mtechnopac</a> (talk) 06:35, 20 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]