The Barnsley Central by-election will be held on March 3rd. In case past constituents are starved of news of his present well being, given that Illsley is the word least likely to be mentioned in Barnsley thisContinue reading →
Monthly Archives: February 2011
Pseud’s Corner lives!
Jonathan Jones at the Guardian has excelled himself. He decided to turn his artistic critical faculty to a photograph of Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer – the two suicide bombers who took so many innocent livesContinue reading →
An Endangered Species.
The hunt is on for new journalistic game. Celebrities are protected, Muslims a politically incorrect target, Wiki leaks so last year, and the Bankers hunted to extinction. The aspiring journo-hunter has gone in search of new quarryContinue reading →
The Best Comments of the Week.
Gildas on The year of the Revolutions
“Why are all our institutions running for cover and distancing themselves from the Gaddifi regime when it is has always been clear what kind of nutcase he is?Continue reading →
Tony Blair’s legacy and what being progressive and demanding equality for all leads to.
- Countryside Restoration Trust chairman and columnist Robin Page said at a rally against the Government’s anti-hunting laws in Gloucestershire Continue reading →
One of the undoubted success stories of the Labour government (did I just write that! Indeed I did!) was to associate any discussion of immigration with racism and fascism to the point where irrespective of your colour,Continue reading →
Hurrah for Hereford!
I see the SAS has forsaken the nightspots of Hereford and nipped over to Libya whilst we were asleep in our beds. They brought back 150 civilian oil workers in danger of being held as human hostages.Continue reading →
Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading.
One of the duties of a teacher is to ensure that their young charges are not a liability to other workers when they go out into the big wide world. Especially when they are teaching them howContinue reading →
Petty Polly on her Perch.
Petty Polly – when all around her arguments are crashing – Polly continues to parrot the same old line. Yes, she’s off and running again today.
The release of the ONS figures yesterday caused much consternationContinue reading →
I’ve delayed this post till the weekend for obvious reasons. For many it probably wouldn’t get past your workplace’s firewall so I’ll leave itContinue reading →
Where are they now – Vera Baird?
The lofty Vera is currently splashing round a swimming pool in Kampala in between discussing Ugandan matters; a welcome change from trying to hustle work as a humble ‘door tenant’ or ‘Barmaid’ at the prestigious Tooks chambers.Continue reading →
A whole avenue of trees have been destroyed. They’ve been chopped down and burnt. And the culprit who got rid of them? The National Trust. The organisation that is supposed to be saving the British heritage has killedContinue reading →
A specialist ice cream parlour plans to serve up breast milk ice cream and says people should think of it as an organic, free-range treat.
The breast milk concoction, called the “Baby Gaga,” will be availableContinue reading →
Exclusive ++ Hague’s Headbangers ++
Britain’s shame is complete. Overnight I have been digging into the ‘technical problems’ that beset our mercy flights to collect British citizens stranded in Muammar Gaddafi’s murderous Hellhole in the desert.
I am embarrassed to reportContinue reading →
A few days ago Anna reported on great and the good of the blogosphere (allegedly) holding an expensive conference to help goodness knows who cope with the phenomenon of bloggers, tweets and so forth.
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The US steamed the nearest US cruise ship into Tripoli harbour and picked up their US citizens and their entire embassy staff. With a week’s warning of the volatility in their least favourite madman’s benighted country, theyContinue reading →
Ghastly American phrase – monetising! However Wikileaks have opened an on-line shop in order to harness the great capitalist running dog America’s financial advantages.
They will be pleased to serve you with a Wikileaks coverContinue reading →
The Cheque’s in the Post….
Does that warm your heart in the same way that ‘Honey, I’m home’ used to? Will the cheque put the rubbish out, listen to your tale of woe, and then fall asleep in front of the TV?
On the standard of English
I am writing here not of the restoration of ‘good English’; of, for example, eliminating convolute expressions such as ‘a number of’ (which calls for a singular verb but almost all use with a plural) in favour ofContinue reading →
Rubbish In, Rubbish Out – 2011 Census
The Green Party decided that it would oppose the 2011 census because of the involvement of US Arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin, then dropped the idea of a boycott. AsContinue reading →
Hookahs & H&S
A 19 yr old was fined £2,000 for breaking Health & Safety laws. For smoking a hookah next to gas cylinders at his workplace. He also suffered burns and had to pay £2000 costs.
The company had already receivedContinue reading →
Competition – This is your chance to drink like Guido!
You are already too late for the early bird ‘special price’ of £195, so expect to pay in excess of that….
March 29th should herald a great day out for all. On that dayContinue reading →
The Year Of The Revolutions
As I type, Al-Jazeera is reporting that non- Arab African Mercenaries have been executed in Benghazi, and eight others are being held as prisoners, others have fallen back to the airport. The ‘security services’Continue reading →
Oh! Mr Porter!
Oh! Mr. Porter, whatever will you do?
You want to stand as President,
And now they’re bullying you!
Tell me who to vote for as quickly as you can,
Oh! Mr. Porter, what a silly girl I am!
I joined the student union, justContinue reading →
Bernie’s Reign Dance.
Petrol heads the world over have, for this week only, taken their heads out of Autosport and turned to the mainstream media, unaccustomedly consumed by an interest in International Politics.
Whilst the Bahrain Motorsport WebsiteContinue reading →
The Best Comments of the Week.
Carol Hill on ‘Carol Hill – School Dinner Lady’.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed their money to me, I am so overwhelmed by your kindness I thank you from the bottom ofContinue reading →
We’ll Meat Again!
The Health Nazis are at it again. Nanny State is about to tell us off for eating too much red meat. No more than 500 grams per week, children! About 1.1 lb per in proper money, Continue reading →
Sound of music
Let’s leave aside the political and moral maze. Let’s see what can be done with the Sound of Music, a train Station in Belgium, and some very silly people. Get your speakers turned up, sitContinue reading →
Scandal of the care of the elderly
The coalition must address the scandal of the care of the elderly.
George Osborne has been right to face the challenge of the deficit promptly and robustly. The coalition inherited a deficit problemContinue reading →