Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Good idea, wrong reason

The new Tory energy minister has upset the Liberals by calling a halt to on-shore wind farms, which have been strewn around the country willy-nilly. He reckons they are giving other “green” projects a bad name and no one is listening to the complaints from people whose environment is blighted. But he doesn’t seem to have address the real issue of wind farms being built to generate subsidies in areas where the wind doesn’t blow much.
p.s. Further to my comments on 25th October, I have now finished Bad Boy by Peter Robinson and the tasering to death by a copper of an innocent pensioner in his own home is swept under the carpet, as it would be in real life.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Side-stepping a shambles

The previous owner of the Mansion was smart enough to get rid off the ash trees in 2009, when the members of the Horticultural Trades Association began to issue warnings. Knowing that New Labour would do nothing, and remembering the shambles over foot & mouth in 2001, he had them rooted out and replaced with a range of other species. Wise move!

Monday, 29 October 2012

What’s up with that?

There’s nothing wrong with a referee calling a footballer a “Spanish t**t” – it’s merely a descriptive label which distinguishes the player in question from the other t**ts on the pitch.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

A weird bunch

Just had a first sight of candidates for our police commissioner, who will have to sit down with the police and create a plan of action, and oversee the police budget. Some of them have had top management experience, some experience with the police (e.g. by being one) and the courts (e.g. by being a magistrate), and some are just party hacks who have nothing much to offer but a party logo and the usual meaningless slogans.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Are some getting the message?

Girl who bashed a burglar with a cricket bat not charged with attempted murder!! Are some police officers finally getting the message that wilful stupidity on their part reduces their effectiveness in a society policed by consent?

Friday, 26 October 2012

What do the “experts” know!

According to the “experts”, people get grumpier in winter because of the longer nights. The “experts” think people go to bed earlier and get up later, and so spend lots of hours awake and wishing they could get to sleep. What utter tosh. Most people go to bed and get up in the morning to the same weekly pattern all the year round. So the increased grumpiness is just make-believe.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

You can’t say we weren’t warned

I have just started Bad Boy – one of the Chief Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson. Early in chapter 2, we learn that a copper tasered an elderly man in his own home because he thought his walking stick was a sword. The book was published in 2010. Naturally, the victim of the assault has a dodgy heart and dies for greater dramatic effect. But the Chorley Tasering on October 18th was clearly art translating to real life . I’m now waiting to find out if the police assassin gets the sack or it all gets whitewashed over, as in real life.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

You just can’t win!

Our local eco-entrepreneurs have set up a badger reserve and they were planning to charge a fortune for offering shelter to badgers in peril of being culled. But the rotten government has gone and called it off until next year and done them out of an absolute fortune. Such is life.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Another money trail

We’re never going to hear the end of the Savile scandal now the lawyers have got some of the alleged victims to sue for damages. They’ll be getting cash, one way or another, even if their clients struggle to “prove” they have victim status, even by the lax standards of the civil courts.

Monday, 22 October 2012

New slogan – now, back it up!

The Tory party is now seeking to rebrand itself as the party of “Strivers, not Skivers”. Well, at least it’s a slogan which E. Milipede won’t be able to nick without generating universal derision.
p.s. No sign of Mr. M. doing anything about the rented home swindlers in his party’s ranks.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

So, weird is actually normal?

Britain has enjoyed its weirdest spell of weather ever over the last few months, and the BBC has actually admitted that there is no evidence that it’s a result of Man-made climate change. Apparently, it’s just stuff that happens from time to time. Always has and always will. Is the fallout from the Savile Sleaze actually forcing the BBC into a rare spell of honest reporting?

Saturday, 20 October 2012


Are we sorry to see the departure of A. Mitchell, friend of despots, donor of British taxpayers’ cash to despots, and general blot on the landscape? Not a bit of it. Do we give Eddie-baby Milipede any credit for the bozo’s departure? Not a bit of it. Now, the next one to go should be the stroppy copper who wouldn’t let him ride his bike through the Downing Street gate.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Watch out!

Anyone who has to go to Chorley in Lancashire should be on their guard. That taser-happy copper is still walking the streets and, no doubt, he’ll be one of the first to get the new, double-action tasers when they’re introduced.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Law is a thug

A blind man was tasered in Chorley last Friday evening by a copper who thought his white cane was a samurai sword. The short-sighted copper concerned hasn’t been arrested or even suspended, which tells you everything you need to know about the Lancashire constabulary.
BTW: The tasered victim, who ended up in hospital, is lucky it didn’t happen in Cheshire because he’d have been pepper-sprayed there as an involuntary extra.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Sad but true

Gary McKinnon proved that the Pentagon had a computer system which could be hacked by any UFO obsessive. In a fair and decent society, he would have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for service to the American people and the Yanks would have sacked everyone responsible for installing the omnishambles computer system. But fair play and decency don’t really count for much any more.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sack the both of them!

The usual suspects are still droning on about what abuse the Chief Whip, A. Mitchell, hurled at a jobsworth copper, who refused to let him ride his bike through the Downing Street gate, which he had already used several times previously that day. The solution is obvious. Mitchell is clearly an appalling person, so he should be sacked. And the copper should be sacked for the same reason.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Excuse us if we don’t pay for it.

The courts are allowing admitted members of a Kenyan terrorist gang to sue the British government for compensation. Fine, I have no problem with that. Subject to a couple of conditions:
1. No legal aid funds from the British taxpayer should be made available for the case; the terrorists and their supporters should pay for the entire trial; and
2. No compensation should be paid to the terrorists, any award made by the courts should go to the victims of the terrorists’ gang.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

After you, Claud.

The government has agonizing over putting British Royal Marines on trial for the alleged murder of an insurgent in Afghanistan. No agonizing was required. The government should go ahead with a prosecution; but only after – say 12 months after – regular trials of insurgents begin in Afghanistan and those responsible for bombings and murders start to receive appropriate sentences. If there is justice, it must be for all and it should always begin with those who cause the problem in the first place.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

It’s always the cover-up that counts

200 coppers are being investigated over the Hillsborough disaster. Okay, the fans who were crushed to death are innocent of any wrong-doing, but it wasn’t police officers who barged their way into crowded enclosures with the result that people at the other end were crushed to death.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

When will they get round to the real villains?

They’ve outed Jimmy Savile, Lance Armstrong has been stitched up good and proper, but when are they going to start on the likes of Tony Blair and his cronies? The ones who got thousands of people killed?

Monday, 8 October 2012

That’s a big help!

Don’t you just hate it when that screen comes up with a message saying Internet Explorer has hit a problem and will close down for your customer convenience, and Windows is looking for a solution to the problem. Then, after Windows has faffed around for a while, you get a message saying there is no solution to the problem, hard luck. Having a program that keeps crashing is bad enough, but pretending they can do something about it really rubs salt into the wound.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Thanks, but no thanks

The staff have been dropping hints, suggesting that I should run for leader of the Labour party as I live in a mansion, like Red Eddy Miliband. But I have countered by pointing out the lack of caviar and communist luvvies at my Mansion.
p.s. It's like something out of Monty Python: Captain Hook having his hook removed in a New York court because prisoners aren't allowed to have offensive weapons!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Good Riddance

So Captain Hook is finally on his way to the United States to face terrorism charges. Maybe the government should be considering charges against the lawyers who enriched themselves and the luvvies who approved legal aid for the Cap’n and his fellow suspects.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Seen in today’s Daily Disaster: someone wanting to know if anyone has calculated the carbon footprint of a Grand Prix. Given that it would be a total waste of time and effort, you can be sure that some academic on the Global Warming Swindlers’ payroll will have done it.