The Home Office has not included the Welsh language on ID cards because the words are considered too long to fit on the cards.
This is despite the Home Office saying that it “has adopted the principle that in the conductContinue reading →
I see blogging as the cyber equivalent of the role of host in the medieval ale house. Long before the advent of licensing regulations, the ale house was a private house, a place to gather in congenial companyContinue reading →
Obama: “I’ve been fighting alongside Acorn on issues you care about my entire career…” (Steven Malanga, “Organizer In Chief,” [New York] City Journal, Summer 2008)
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has become a householdContinue reading →
The son-of-the-Manse, Gordon Brown, has been pipped to the post in the ‘lets pray with Obama’ stakes. Our revered Leader is not to be honoured by being the first to shake the hallowed Presidential paw – despite the BBC showingContinue reading →
Old salts will recognise the signs immediately – our beloved leader sending out distress signals as the Good Ship Britannia staggers and wallows over onto her beam ends…..and no sign of the Captain being keel-hauled! – is it too much to ask of lifeContinue reading →
The definition of Terrorism grows ever wider. It may surprise you to learn of the ways in which Vernon Coaker, the Labour Home Office Minister, has quietly signed away your right to undertake everyday activities.
There are many reasons why youContinue reading →
Jessica de Grazia’s official report last summer on the Serious Fraud Office was mortifying, painting a picture of gross incompetence in an organisation designed to pierce the most sophisticated corporate frauds. 300 lawyers, accountants and investigators, presumed toContinue reading →
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 wasContinue 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 scaryContinue 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 feltContinue 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 heContinue 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 lovedContinue 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 mayContinue 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 UKContinue 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 →
United States security services have been on extreme high alert since the atrocious 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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
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 widelyContinue 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 onContinue 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. HeContinue 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 outContinue 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 inContinue 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 toContinue 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 fullContinue 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 theContinue 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 thatContinue 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 →
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 →
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, IContinue reading →