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Who’s he again?

September 11, 2019 Leave a comment
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Seacliff

September 11, 2019 Leave a comment

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I hate what’s happening in my country.

September 11, 2019 Leave a comment
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Coming soon

September 9, 2019 Leave a comment
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Poileas Alba

September 9, 2019 Leave a comment

What’s Gaelic for ‘As much use as a chocolate fire guard’?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49631455

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Bunter’s finest hour

September 7, 2019 Leave a comment

‘Johnson is nothing like Churchill and Rees-Mogg is an absolute fraud’

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/9f236bf4-d0a3-11e9-bac7-3a108794927b

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Who?

September 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Demi Lovato faces ‘biggest fear’ with unedited bikini pic
— Read on news.sky.com/story/demi-lovato-faces-biggest-fear-with-unedited-bikini-pic-11804020

Woman has meaty thighs.

Slow. News. Day.

Categories: General

Peter Finch

September 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Boris doesn’t want an election, but he does.

Corbyn wants an election but he doesn’t.

There are shenanigans going on here. The opposition parties could be accused of conspiring to frustrate the wishes of a majority of the electorate, or else they are just plain conspiring. Either way the Commons, on both sides, is showing contempt for the voters.

(And by the way Dominic Cummings, I have no idea who you are, so you can fuck off too.)

They say they don’t trust Boris, and neither do I. But by implication they are saying that they don’t trust me either, or trust any other voter, to come up with a ballot box verdict that suits them.

That’s an affront to democracy and the whole shoddy crew should be ashamed of themselves. It’s not on to say that an election would only produce another hung Parliament. That’s our choice, not theirs.

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I for one am mad as hell and I ain’t going to take it anymore.

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DeBriefed

September 5, 2019 2 comments

I am watching Boris address a captor audience at Wakefield Police College, wondering who has briefed him. If you are going to quote the official police caution to an audience of police officers, fcs get it right.

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Where is he?

September 5, 2019 2 comments

It’s official: we don’t have a government any more. Nor will we have one until the Opposition stops playing silly buggers and gives the people what they want and need.

It’s an outrageous situation in a parliamentary democracy, but whose fault is it. On the face of it, The can is Corbyn’s to carry; all he had to do was say a simple ‘Yes’, and his side would have been whipped to support the Election Bill. He didn’t, out of perceived self interest, and as a result most of us bystanders are left frustrated.

But how did the current state of affairs come to pass? In fact it goes back to a single act of cowardice, nine years ago. David Cameron didn’t have to indulge in his rose garden bromance with Nick Clegg. As the leader of the party with most seats in the House, he could have formed a minority government, presented a Queen’s Speech that a then rudderless Labour could not have voted down, and undoubtedly secured an outright majority a year or even months later as Wilson did in 1974.

He could have but he didn’t. Why not? Because he lacked the courage. Instead he formed his clumsy coalition from which emerged a piece of legislation that nobody had voted for or even anticipated, the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.

That was only the start. In 2015 he promised a referendum that he thought he couldn’t lose, and when he did he shat himself, and chickened out again. He ran away and left others to clear up his malodorous mess.

So where is he now, the architect of the current ongoing shambles? With immaculate timing he is readying himself for the launch of his memoirs, ‘For the Record’, scheduled for publication on September 19.

I won’t be buying it, that’s for sure.

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Interesting legal question

September 4, 2019 Leave a comment

Vuelta a Espana: Helicopter TV footage leads to cannabis farm raid

Categories: General, Sport

Betrayal

September 4, 2019 8 comments

As a nation, we deserve better.

I am 74, old enough to remember when our political system was populated by people of integrity. They’re all gone now, apart from a few, I suppose, but I am struggling to name them. Ken Clarke, maybe, Dennis Skinner certainly, but that’s it.

Last night a majority of the mob who currently debase the House of Commons voted to begin a process that will remove the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal. Boris doesn’t get much right but when he forecast that this will lead to years of uncertainty he may have been on the button.

The huge frustration is that there is a deal available. Theresa May negotiated it, only to see it rejected three times by the very people who frustrated her successor last night.

For Zog’s sake, we’re all exhausted by the ongoing disgrace that masquerades as our system of government. Let’s just bring back Theresa’s deal, as an independent motion if necessary, and vote the damn thing through.

Categories: General, Politics