Once upon a time… I had a dustbin. An old-fashioned affair, with a rounded galvanised metal lid atop a rounded galvanised metal body, and a handle on either side. Into this dustbin went the ashes from the fire,Continue reading →
News from Manchester Airport that from this month they will be testing a new “Eye Scanner”, which will read our irises and help to “combat the war against terror”. This comes only months after the airport introduced theContinue reading →
It’s all going to be so wonderful…Our brave new Coalition government is a government of movers and shakers. Yes Sirree! They are going to take the tax and benefit systems, and shake them by the scruffContinue reading →
The Raccoon Economic Thick-Tank (RETT) has reported on its representations to the government, on potential additional taxation. A precis of itsContinue reading →
Sir John Thingie MP, interviewed in one of the House of Commons’ many bars.
Look — look — it’s quite simple. We didn’t getContinue reading →
You may possibly have heard recently about a bit of bother near Gaza. It was in allContinue reading →
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Open warfare had broken out at Blogwarts, since the results of the first debate had been announced. A raiding party of Cameroons had invaded Slytherin House and debagged Mandelson, the school sneak. In retaliation,Continue reading →
The headmaster’s spectacles gleamed as he turned from the leaded windows of his study to beam upon the three boys who stoodContinue reading →
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(The following are un-reported excerpts from Mr Blair’s recent speech at Sedgefield, which were mysteriously omitted from the televised version.) Hey, look — I know I promised to be whiter than white.Continue reading →
Dread news from the AP today, reporting from Gauhati in India, where the arms race has taken on a terrifying new twist.
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Screaming Lord Mandelson
Crawls through the undergrowth –
Snake in the grass.
Prince of the Underworld,
Vicious and venomous
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