No longer centre stage, the man who should more properly be blamed for the present bout of fiscal diarrhoea in the UK banking system, skulked on the outer perimeter of the Davos conference this week, uncharacteristically silent.
The last time he was Continue reading →
Steven Poole coined the phrase ‘Unspeak’ as a fitting title for his book describing the process by which certain key words can lay claim to the high moral ground in a contentious matter without having to justify the Continue reading →
A long, long, time ago, just after World War 11, six licenses were granted to war veterans that allowed them to take commercial photographs in Trafalgar Square thus overriding the obscure by-law that had long prevented this means of Continue reading →
Lame we most definitely were, hobbled by the devastating trail that a monstrous storm carved through South West France. Allegedly. We had seen and felt Continue reading →
Commenting on the Police searches of the offices of Law Firm Vasco Vieira de Almeida looking for papers relating to the so-called ‘Freeport’ Case, the head of the Portuguese Bar, Marinho Pinto, said
“This is a practice usual to Continue reading →
Just when we thought it couldn’t happen here – whoops! Meet Dan, thanks to the charity Action for Children. They’ve created a cunning advert in which a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome is depicted as having been eaten by that scary Continue reading →
The Business Secretary Lord Mandelson is about to unveil a package of support for the UK’s struggling car industry. The industry will be treated to some short-term help and some long-term help. It is considered by some MPs that the long term help may Continue reading →
A bright, attractive and healthy Michelle La Belle Obama wore one of the most drab colours on the planet last week This was the most auspicious occasion of her life …….. and yet she wore that colour! The fashion Gurus went wild! Women all over the World loved Continue reading →
Having dispatched his new Middle East envoy George Mitchell on an eight day trip to meet Arab leaders, Obama spoke to Al-Arabiya TV based in Dubai. In his first formal TV interview as President of the United States of America, Obama says he Continue reading →
Steel giant Corus is axing more than 10% of its UK workforce with the loss of 2500 jobs in the UK alone.
Its Indian parent company Tata is currently announcing a series of cost-cutting measures. Sadly they no longer need their UK Continue reading →
MESSAGE TO ALL!
Anna Raccoon has managed to telephone us to say that she is safe and has enough supplies to get through this tempestuous time. She wants us all to know that she is with us in Spirit. Hopefully she will Continue reading →
Are the Lords going to be interrogated with the same tin of vim and vigour that they used to scour the Commons out?
Will the investigators wipe the floor with them? Will we see a bit of the old naming and shaming? Continue reading →
The mother of Shannon Matthews has been jailed for eight years for her role in the kidnap of her own daughter.
Karen Matthews, 33, of Moorside Road, Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after being found guilty Continue reading →
Print more money, bend one knee to the IMF, or plead with the ECB to let you into the Eurozone, those are the choices facing Gordon Brown, now presiding over a country that is bleeding cash and sensible citizens. He Continue reading →
In a week where we have witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama and the timely arrival of Kennth Clarke into the bosom of David Cameron’s Conservative Party, even a lateral thinker would wonder if there is a puppet-master tugging on Continue reading →
Karen Mathews, the mother of Shannon Matthews is due to be sentenced for kidnapping her own daughter at Leeds Crown Court, alongside her former partner’s uncle, Michael Donovan, 40.
It was revealed that Donovan kept her imprisoned as part of a Continue reading →
Harry Nicolaides was an Australian expatriate living in Thailand who wrote a book called ‘Verisimilitude’ which contained a paragraph of precisely 103 words allegedly insulting the Crown Prince of Thailand.
103 words can do a great deal of damage if widely Continue reading →
United States security services have been on extreme high alert since the atrocious 9/11 terrorist attacks. Continue reading →
A young guy with a lot of time on his hands decided to hack into all the major security systems from a dial-up computer in his bedroom
The news wires from Portugal are hissing and humming this morning as they transmit the latest saga from Faro.
The Faro court was hearing the case of the alleged assaults by five PJ inspectors of Leonor Cipriano who alleges torture during her Continue reading →
In response to Carol Sarler’s evil column about one particular autistic child in the Daily Male, the Autism Treatment Center of America has offered its Son-Rise program to anyone who has pockets deep enough to pay for it. It suggests in Continue reading →
Barack Obama has been sworn in as US president for the second time in two days, because one word was given out of order during Tuesday’s ceremony.
“Out of the abundance of caution, because there was one word out Continue reading →
The afternoon reverie is shattered by the grinding of metal, the squeal of tyres and the smell of rubber and aviation fuel.
It is the sound of the Gordon Brown’s ‘Hindenburg’ government apparatus simultaneously crash landing whilst performing a full Continue reading →
Some of you will have woken up to newspaper headlines extolling the wonders of the ‘Big O’ and its promises to make the earth move for you too – the world watches as Obama achieves the ‘Big O’. Sex used to Continue reading →
The American constitution states that by 12.00pm on the 20th January Barack Obama must state the following……
“I [Barack Hussein Obama] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Continue reading →
Good morning Happy Taxpayers! This is your leader speaking, I’ve finished saving the world and I’m turning my attention to you!
Yes, today I have set up a new business for you, today you are going to be book-makers, I Continue reading →
Metodo3 is working harder than ever to upgrade their image. Marita Fernández Lado the founder, tells us that Método 3 is a socially responsible company which has been
“maintaining its company compromise of transparency all these years, getting to Continue reading →
Our Coco is sitting comfortably in her VIP seat at Obama’s inauguration.
First one to see her and correctly describe her (diabolical choice, Coco!) hat wins a rechargeable nasal hair trimmer. Continue reading →
The BBC have not completely abandoned in depth investigative journalism. They have just unearthed this gem to add balance to an emotive report of the devastation in Gaza.
The price of Donkeys is subject to an inflationary rise – there is no petrol.
See? Continue reading →
A powerful inauguration speech, deeply reminiscent of a southern Baptist declaration from the pulpit, but I take no issue with that.
The commentators were keen that we should get the message that this election represented an end to racial divisions in the US – unfortunately, if that Continue reading →