Sunday, 30 June 2013
Two members of the English Defence League have been arrested “on suspicion of obstructing police”, I read today. Are we expected to believe that the coppers concerned were too dim to know if they’d been obstructed? And they are currently viewing all available CCTV and cellular phone pictures available in search of evidence? It’s just plain harassment of members of an unpopular political minority. And if the police can get away with doing EDL members on a bogus charge, they’ll be encouraged to do the same to the rest of us before you know it.
Saturday, 29 June 2013
It’s common knowledge that Gordon Broon got LloydsTSB to swallow the poison pill of HBoS as a favour to Labour’s electoral prospects in Scotland. Result: Lloyds went bust and had to be bailed out by the taxpayer. Now, we have the unpleasant spectacle of Balls, Brown’s hod-carrier, glorying in his part in helping the Co-op Bank, which bankrolls Balls and 31 other Labour MPs, to swallow the poison pill of the Britannia building society. A deed which is resulting in the downright theft of one-third of Co-op bond-holders’ cash.
Friday, 28 June 2013
First it was a double-dip recession, then it was a triple-dip. Then the triple turned out to be a mirage. Surprise! The double is also a mirage and we’re actually in a bigger hole than anyone thought because, even though there wasn’t a recession under the Coalition, the one New Labour put us into turned out to be twice as bad as anyone thought. Which is a good argument for shooting Ed Balls if he even looks in the direction of the Treasury.
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Lord Leveson, as a sitting judge, feels he is too grand to be grilled by the Commons about his multi-million-pound inquiry into minor hacking by Her Majesty’s Press (trivial compared to what the legal trade gets up to). Lord Hutton (Iraq whitewash) appeared before the Commons when he was retired. So the solution to the Leveson problem would appear to be to fire him. Then he won’t be a sitting judge any more and he won’t have a valid excuse for failing to explain himself.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
The cabinet officer minister has put on public display, the note from the 2010 Treasury chief secretary, Liam Byrne, telling his successor “there’s no money left, best of luck!” Labour’s best shot is that Mr. Laws is “behaving like the class swot”. If that’s the best Labour can do, the Milibandits might as will give up right now.
Sunday, 23 June 2013
The formerly sensible Manchester Museum has come up with a silly season story of a 10" Egyptian statuette turning “unassisted by a human hand” in a display case in the night. Couple that with the bogus “curse of the Pharaohs” and you get something calculated to send the Daily Disaster’s Sunday edition into conniptions!
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Friday, 21 June 2013
There’s talk of those involved in public sector cover-ups losing their pension pots and the Labour shadow health minister is going on about the need to abolish the revolving door, which his party created to let the shameless wander from one highly paid job to another. But will we really get a cult of accountability? Not in our lifetime, I fear.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Another version of how Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin has emerged. Instead of crashing after swerving to miss a weather balloon in bad weather, his plane was thrown into a fatal spin by another pilot in a bigger jet getting too close to him. But as it all happened in the Soviet Union, the original accident report had to be full of made-up stuff.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Coppers up and down the country have leapt onto the victim bandwagon because the Prime Monster dared to say we have a “a relatively honest police force” (a.k.a. police “service”). Maybe he should have added “not entirely idle and not completely useless” while he was at it.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
One minute, we’re being told to change lead water pipes for copper to avoid lead poisoning. The next, we’re told that copper pipes give your hair split ends, so change them for . . . plastic? But plastics contain all sorts of ooh-nasties.
Saturday, 15 June 2013
The Taxpayers’ Alliance has calculated that the public sector wastes £120 BILLION per year on things like a skip covered with yellow lights (the Arts Council), £22 light bulbs (the MoD), hiring a motivational magician (Cotswold district council) and paying a clothing allowance to local government officials (Durham council). Government extravagances include £3,000,000 on biscuits for ministers and their underlings, £427,000 for rubber bullets which the police can’t use, and £15,000,000 on duplicated procurement by Whitehall departments and local councils. Not to mention excessive pay ‘n’ pensions for the public sector. So it’s no wonder the country is broke.
Friday, 14 June 2013
The Culture Minister, another mock Tory, has decided that nothing official will happen to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium, because he thinks it will upset the French, who were trying to do to Europe in the 19th century what Germany tried a couple of times in the 20th.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
There ain’t no fun under communism. That’s what a Chinese farmer found when he made a rubber alien, put it in a freezer and posted pictures of himself and his prize on the Interweb. Before he could blink, the police turned up and shoved him in gaol for 5 days to extract a confession that it was all a big joke. Not something calculated to impress the humourless coppers who locked him up for “disrupting social order”.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Foreign Sec. Bill Hague would have us believe that people with nothing to hide have nothing to fear from a state which is prying into their every phone call and internet use via the US espionage program Prism. Which is fair enough if the state can be trusted to act honourably and honestly. But New Labour? Tony Blair? Dave “I promise you” Cameron? Honestly? Honourably? Pur-lease!
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
It has been pointed out that the hard shoulder of a motorway is for emergencies only, so any copper who makes a motorist stop there to received a fine for driving in the middle lane is liable to be prosecuted for misconduct in office and soliciting an offence on behalf of the motorist.
Monday, 10 June 2013
Wonders will never cease. Another of these amazing studies (who exactly pays for them and how much say do they have in it?) has found that chips are good for us as long as they are cooked in vegetable oil, which is good for the heart. Good news for anyone who regularly makes a meal of a plate of chips with a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar!
Sunday, 9 June 2013
The government has given up pretending that it can keep the lights on with windmills and its other insane energy “policies”. Instead, it has sneaked an Energy Demand Reduction clause into the Energy Bill (2013) to enforce cuts in our current electricity use of 378 terawatt-hours per year of 27% by 2020 and 41% by 2030. So who is going to be cut off when the nation is stuck with just 60% of the electricity it uses right now? One thing you can be sure of is that none of the 300-odd MPs who blindly voted for this latest scam will lose out.
Saturday, 8 June 2013
Thursday, 6 June 2013
If a copper stops you on a motorway and slaps a £100 fine on your wallet and 3 penalty points on your driving licence for cruising in the middle lane, it’s for road safety reasons. It’s not because the Chancellor has come up with another stealth tax. Honest!
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Higher levels of carbon dioxide in the air are making deserts bloom, a gang of researchers in Australia has found. And history tells us that when the Earth is a bit warmer than it is now, civilizations, like the Romans, prosper. So much for all the doom ‘n’ gloom.
Monday, 3 June 2013
The energy sec., E. Davey, seems to be taking a twisted pleasure from trying to ban newspapers from publishing articles which don’t support the Great Global Warming Swindle. He’s so proud of his attempted censorship that he rushed out a preview before he made his speech on the subject. No wonder the country is in a hell of a mess, with people like him in charge.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
No. 10 Downing Street has been rocked. Not by an earthquake but by the news of a secret affair between 2 people who can’t be named and shamed. And how long it lasted and when it was can’t be disclosed either. So in the absence of details, people will do what they always do: make up their own story. Boris + SamCam? Too heterosexual.