May 3, 2016
one of the benefits of being retired is having time on my hands to write ‘proper’ blog posts rather than the quick one or two lines I dash off before rushing to work
i have a post in my draft folder, for instance, I have been working on for the last couple of days about the tory toff who is standing for election as the new Mayor of London and his playing the islamophobic card (he is a jew, his main opponent is a muslim) and accusing his muslim rival’s party of being anti semitic, in a cynical ploy to capture the votes of the sizeable jewish community in London
but, fuck it, the man’s an arsehole – forget my carefully crafted post, judge for yourself . . .
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February 26, 2016
As the world looks on dumbstruck – and unaware of the danger – Jeff Tracy calls a family meeting, and urges immediate action to prevent global disaster.
Thunderbirds are go!
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July 18, 2015
those clever chaps over at Huffington Post have revealed the maths behind the search for a new leader for the UK Labour Party
May 11, 2015
the owner of a garden centre – unhappy at the outcome of the recent UK General Election – has put up this sign outside his premises
full story here – http://tinyurl.com/o7zudqo
May 8, 2015
the voting is over – now we wait for the results to come in
May 6, 2015
I might have written this myself, but ‘a human being who gives a shit‘ beat me to it
the UK goes to the polls tomorrow to elect a new government
If you have a vote and need some help deciding who to support, this summary of the Tory/LibDem’s record following 5 years in office may be of some assistance – http://www.dontbeafuckingidiot.uk/
May 5, 2015
the UK votes on Thursday to elect a new government
this is an opportunity to shape the future of the UK – to vote for the party whose policies you favour over the alternatives on offer
of course, if you live in England, I would prefer you vote for the Labour party – and if in Scotland, the SNP😆
but regardless of your political allegiance, if you have a vote – then bloody use it, ‘cos folk died to get you the right to cast a vote !
April 13, 2015
come election time, politicians promise voters the earth in exchange for their votes
it is common for opposing parties to scrutinize each other’s promises, ready to attack if those promises have not been properly costed
parties are generally careful then to specify how they propose to raise the money to fund their promises,e.g., a new tax, an increase in an existing tax, making savings by cutting expenditure on certain services
I say ‘generally’ because this time round, the UK conservative party is . . .
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March 13, 2013
For the past few days, Roman Catholic Cardinals from around the world have been gathering in Rome to elect a new Head of their Church
They have now gone into Conclave – a posh word for a secret meeting behind closed doors – and will remain there (apart from brief trips to the loo, or to the cellars to fetch more wine) until a 2/3rd majority agree on a
sucker successor to Pope Benedict
The process by which a new Pope is selected is shrouded in secrecy . . . Until now !
Madhatters managed to infiltrate the Conclave and secretly snap this pic on a cell phone . . .